Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Top Ascents in All Categories

Martin Richardson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
0 Δ Ben Macdui
Δ Carn Eige
Δ Ronas Hill
 Δ Cima Tombea      
1963 Δ Mynydd Llangorse        
1972    Δ Capitoline Hill     
1974 Δ Caisteal Abhail        
1976 Δ Skiddaw  Δ Cinto     
1980 Δ Ben NevisΔ d'Anie       
1988 Δ Canisp        
1990 Δ Gisborough Moor        
1991 Δ Snowdon        
1993 Δ Merrick        
1995 Δ Carrauntoohil        
1997 Δ White Coomb        
1998 Δ Black        
1999 Δ Wisp Hill
Δ Appleton Park
  Δ Vatican Hill     
2000 Δ Moel Siabod
Δ Broad Law
2002 Δ Cobbler
Δ Lingmoor Fell
2003 Δ Lugnaquillia        
2004 Δ Beinn Tharsuinn
Δ Benbaun
2005 Δ Fairfield
Δ Slieve Donard
Δ Errigal
2006 Δ Beinn a'Chaorainn
Δ Brandon
Δ Snaefell
2007 Δ Sgurr an Fhuarain
Δ Beinn an Oir
Δ Watch Croft
2008Δ TryvannshøgdaΔ Foinaven
Δ Beinn Bhan
Δ Mweelrea
Δ Talaiassa       
2009 Δ Ben Rinnes
Δ Waughton Hill
2010 Δ Askival
Δ Signal de Botrange
 Δ Dent de Crolles      
2011 Δ Mid Ward        
2012Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Großer Feldberg
Δ Møllehøj
Δ Baraque Michel
Δ Hohe Acht
 Δ Civetta
Δ Hochkönig
Δ Triglav
Δ SnežnikΔ Gerlachovský štít    
2013 Δ Puy de SancyΔ Mulhacén Δ Punta la Marmora   Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2014 Δ Ben Vuirich
Δ Carn Mor
Δ Carnan
 Δ Watzmann
Δ Säntis
Δ MusalaΔ Moldoveanu
Δ Parângu Mare
2015 Δ Crêt de la Neige
Δ Grand Ballon
 Δ Pizzo di Coca
Δ Ventoux
Δ Corno Grande  Δ Merapi
Δ Cikuray
 Δ Ruapehu
Δ Kosciuszko
2016 Δ Leum Uilleim Δ Hoher Dachstein
Δ Schneeberg
Δ Cadria
 Δ Großer Arber    
2017 Δ Plomb du Cantal
Δ Mézenc
Δ Roc'h Trédudon
Δ Maubermé
Δ Soularac
Δ Aitzkorri
   Δ Olympus   
2018 Δ Brocken Δ Berchtesgadener HochthronΔ Milanov Vrh
Δ Psunj
Δ Omu
Δ Vârful Pietrosu
Δ Scopus
Δ Masada
 Δ Hanang-X
Δ Gelai
Δ Ruivo
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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