Introduction to the SOTA API

Here we present some basic documentation for the SOTA API. Please note that the API is in a fairly early stage of development as is this documentation! All feedback is most welcome and I'll work on extending and improving over time. If you are reading this, you probably already have my email address. I would appreciate it if you did not share these pages with others for now. If you know of anyone else who needs to make use of the API, please point them in my direction.

The goal is to provide useful access to SOTA data for third party software applications in a way that is robust, standards driven and sustainable.

I consider the API to be in a beta state at this stage. I.e. please don't get too upset if things change. For example, I know I need to get a decent versioning paradigm in place. And it's possible I may make changes to the basic schema.

Currently endpoints are provided to allow access to the following data:

  • Associations
  • Regions
  • Summits
  • Spots
  • Alert


** Version 2 on the way.** Please be aware that soon we will be introducing a new version of the API which utilises the new SOTA SSO server. Authentication on the new version will no longer use the token issue via the SOTA website. Since this is a breaking change I will offer the new API under a different subdomain. However, version 1 will then be deprecated and no longer supported.

Thanks for your patience!

73, Jon