Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Karen Jones's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearUK/NW EurAlpsS EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAfricaAust-Ocean
1975   Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens    
1979   Δ Proxy Point    
1980   Δ Tom Dick and Harry    
1983   Δ Dana    
1986 Δ Faulhorn Δ Waterman    
1988   Δ Humphreys    
1989   Δ Mitchell    
1990   Δ Guadalupe    
1991   Δ Mauna Kea    
1992   Δ Haleakala    
1993   Δ Evans    
1994   Δ Wheeler    
1995   Δ Elbert    
1996   Δ Whitney    
1997   Δ Massive   Δ Tarawera
1998Δ Snowdon  Δ Rose    
1999   Δ Grand Teton    
2000   Δ Wyoming    
2001   Δ Borah    
2002Δ Ben Nevis  Δ Boundary    
2003Δ Wills Neck  Δ Charleston   Δ Kosciuszko
2004   Δ Ritter    
2005   Δ Elbert  Δ Kilimanjaro 
2006   Δ Kings  Δ Ras Dashen 
2007   Δ GilbertΔ Lonquimay Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2008   Δ Bennett    
2009   Δ Trapper Δ Damavand  
2010   Δ Aneroid    
2011   Δ Tajumulco    
2012   Δ los Cuervos-X    
2013   Δ Vista    
2014  Δ IdaΔ Mauna Loa    
2015   Δ Lookout    
2016Δ Lingmoor Fell  Δ Hilgard Δ Jabal Umm ad Dami  
2017   Δ Cuyamaca Δ Jabal NabaΔ Teide 
YearUK/NW EurAlpsS EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAfricaAust-Ocean


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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