Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Paul Michelson'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 EurAlpsN AmericaAsia E+SEAust-Ocean
0  Δ Big White  
1976  Δ Holly  
1977  Δ Boyne  
1979 Δ Eckbauer   
1981  Δ Cloud  
1983  Δ Rainier  
1984  Δ Shasta-X  
1985  Δ Rainier  
1986  Δ Snowfield  
1987  Δ Rainier  
1988  Δ Stuart  
1989  Δ Dragontail  
1990  Δ Rainier  
1991  Δ North Gardner  
1992  Δ Cannon  
1993  Δ Seven Fingered Jack  
1994  Δ Reynolds  
1995  Δ Huffers Hill  
1996  Δ Bonanza  
1997  Δ Kimtah  
1998  Δ Baker  
1999  Δ Cathedral  
2000  Δ Carru  
2001  Δ Adams  
2002  Δ Rainier-X  
2003  Δ Stuart  
2004  Δ Spickard  
2005  Δ Jack  
2006  Δ Haleakala  
2008  Δ Clingmans Dome  
2009  Δ Elbert Δ Kosciuszko
2010  Δ Mauna KeaΔ Bukhan-san 
2011  Δ AndrewΔ Yeongchuk-san - South 
2012  Δ Tiffany  
2013Δ MontmartreΔ HafelekarspitzeΔ McGregorΔ Takao-zan 
2014  Δ Haleakala  
2015  Δ Plummer  
2016  Δ Red Benchmark  
2017  Δ Whitney  
YearUK/NW EurAlpsN 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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