Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

John Vitz's Ascents by Year/Place

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
1964Δ Martinez
1965Δ Whitney
1966Δ Williamson
1967Δ North Palisade
1968Δ Langley
1969Δ Waucoba
1970Δ Dubois
1971Δ Russell
1972Δ Whitney
1973Δ Brian Head
1974Δ Kaweah
1975Δ LeConte
1976Δ Morgan
1977Δ McAdie
1978Δ Morgan
1979Δ Julius Caesar
1980Δ Dade
1981Δ Cloudripper
1982Δ White Mountain
1983Δ Wallace
1984Δ Elbert
1985Δ Wheeler
1986Δ Tunnabora
1987Δ Lamarck
1988Δ Lincoln
1989Δ El Diente
1990Δ Antero
1991Δ Wind River
1992Δ Maroon
1993Δ Capitol
1994Δ Challenger Point
1995Δ Handies-SSW
1996Δ Gilbert
1997Δ Mauna Kea
1998Δ Barnard
1999Δ Marvine
2000Δ Gibbs
2001Δ Eccentric Benchmark
2002Δ Medicine Bow
2003Δ West Spanish
2004Δ Ouray
2005Δ Cache
2006Δ Jefferson
2007Δ Richthofen
2008Δ Venado
2009Δ Wyoming
2010Δ Markagunt Hills
2011Δ Laurel
2012Δ Tom
2013Δ Silverheels
2014Δ Folger
2015Δ Inyo Peak 3341
YearN America


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

Notes on Regions:

  • "UK/NW Eur" includes The UK, Ireland, and the area north and west of the Pyrennes and Alps.
  • "Iberia" includes all of the Pyrneees.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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