Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Greg Slayden'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    


YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaAsia E+SEAust-Ocean
1969     Δ Cannon-X   
1970      Δ Tres Cruces  
1972      Δ (Monserrate)  
1974     Δ Field   
1975     Δ Washington   
1976     Δ Lafayette   
1977     Δ Carter Dome   
1978     Δ High Point   
1979     Δ Washington   
1980     Δ Clingmans Dome   
1981     Δ Lafayette   
1982     Δ Washington   
1983     Δ Clingmans Dome   
1984     Δ Mitchell   
1985 Δ Puy de SancyΔ MulhacénΔ Mönch-XΔ KékesΔ Colden-N Pk   
1986     Δ (Killington)   
1987     Δ Washington   
1988     Δ Adams   
1989     Δ Whitney   
1990     Δ Harvard   
1991     Δ Granite   
1992     Δ Shasta   
1993Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Ben NevisΔ Coma PedrosaΔ BlancΔ RysyΔ Popocatépetl-X Δ AgungΔ Ruapehu
1994     Δ Rainier   
1995     Δ Peak 8   
1996   Δ (Aiguille du Midi) Δ Hood Δ Kinabalu 
1997     Δ Denali   
1998     Δ Haleakala   
1999     Δ Rainier-X   
2000     Δ Adams   
2001     Δ Mammoth-X   
2002     Δ (Rainier)   
2003     Δ Glacier-X   
2004     Δ Saint Helens   
2005     Δ (Rainier)   
2006     Δ San Gorgonio   
2007     Δ Washakie Needles   
2008     Δ Fairweather-X   
2009     Δ North Palisade   
2010     Δ BlancaΔ Chorolque  
2011     Δ White MountainΔ Aconcagua  
2012     Δ Orizaba   
2013     Δ Columbia   
2014     Δ Fairweather-X   
2015     Δ Diamond   
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaAsia E+SEAust-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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