See what mountain peaks are around you simply by pointing your iPhone at them!

Using augmented reality, this app is fast and smooth, displaying information about the peaks near you. Position any peak within the cross hairs to see useful information, including peak name, height, distance from you, and also the difference in height from your current altitude.

Even if some peaks are behind others Peak Scanner still allows you to get details on them (shown in grey).

You'll find Peak Scanner a much better experience than other apps of this type:

- fast, smooth display
- no finger taps required - just point and get instant results!
- worldwide coverage (unlike other apps that make you pay for each country)
- does not require any mobile signal - all the peak data is inside the app

Peak Scanner includes data on over 500,000 mountain peaks all over the world. Whether you're in the Alps, the Lake District, or The Rockies, Peak Scanner is your ideal travel companion.

You'll never need to ask, "What's that mountain over there?" again.

Data Sources include:
Database of British and Irish Hills (
OpenStreetMap contributors (

Find us on Facebook - just search "Peak Scanner".

What's New

Version 2.7

Some minor bug fixes. Better altitude icon and compass cardinal direction displayed now. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

Struggle to use when out and about


Although the peaks are there there are far too many crammed on the screen and therefore impossible to read or identify on phone when they are close together. Any slight movement and they scroll left and right so fast I cannot keep it still (except on a tripod). Sometimes the peaks are the correct ones for where I am but not synchronised with the compass so appear in the wrong place. A snapshot would be much better - taking a photo of the peaks and then the names added on . Maybe I'll try a screenshot but superimposing on a photo would be fantastic. I like the distance slider acts as a rough filter. Non U.K. Peaks would be good but bear in mind even google has some in the wrong place and some countries mapping leaves a lot to be desired.

Now working


I just see a "-1° N" in the bottom part of display and an icon of a man with varying levels of metres (which i assume is GPS accuracy). I've reinstalled, tried changing settings, so right now I've come to the conclusion that either your latest 1.4 update has broken the app, or it doesn't work on the 4s full stop.

Edit - I had a setting in compass calibration badly set. If you're having the same problem then do this.

Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Compass Calibration and make sure it's 'ON'.

A great app to have on the hills


This is a really good app and is brilliant to have on the hills. Would be even better if one could click on a hill to get even further info. Maybe a link to Hill Bagging Website. Works well on an iPhone but not so good on an iPad. The camera view on an iPad is narrow and seems as if it is fixed for an iPhone. Would be great if the whole screen is used on an iPad and that the hill icons could be scaled larger. Is this something that can be changed? Otherwise this is a must have app for hill walkers and climbers.


Quantaq Solutions LLC
40.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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