Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Jim Retemeyer'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 EuropeE EuropeN AmericaAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
1962    Δ Telegraph Hill   
1972    Δ Clingmans Dome   
1981    Δ Spokane   
1982    Δ Schweitzer Basin South   
1983    Δ Chewelah   
1984    Δ Granite   
1985 Δ Schilthorn  Δ Kellogg   
1987    Δ Panorama Ski Hill   
1988    Δ Pluto   
1989    Δ Half Dome   
1990    Δ Post   
1991    Δ Whitney   
1992    Δ Clouds Rest   
1993    Δ Elbert   
1994    Δ Boundary   
1995    Δ Shasta   
1996    Δ Shasta-X   
1997    Δ Elbert   
1998    Δ White Mountain   
1999    Δ Whitney   
2000    Δ Rainier   
2001    Δ Iztaccíhuatl-Las Rodillas   
2002    Δ Pikes   
2003    Δ Montgomery   
2004    Δ Colorado Mines   
2005    Δ Mauna Kea   
2006Δ Signal de BotrangeΔ Zugspitze-X  Δ San GorgonioΔ Agung-X  
2007    Δ Gannett   
2008    Δ Whitney   
2009    Δ Elbert   
2010    Δ Whitney   
2011    Δ Eccentric Benchmark   
2012    Δ Lincoln   
2013    Δ Leavitt   
2014    Δ Gilbert  Δ Kosciuszko
2015  Δ Pierre Loti Tepesi Δ White Mountain Δ Kilimanjaro 
2016Δ Primrose HillΔ Geschriebenstein Δ KékesΔ Evans   
2017    Δ Potato   
2018    Δ Taylor   
YearUK/NW EurAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaAsia E+SEAfricaAust-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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