Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Jim Bloomer's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1960Δ Mynydd Enlli  
1961Δ Great Whernside  
1962Δ Scafell Pike  
1963Δ Snowdon  
1964Δ Merrick  
1965Δ Ingleborough  
1967Δ Rogan's Seat  
1969Δ Fountains Fell  
1970Δ Ben Nevis  
1972Δ Carn Gorm  
1973Δ Bidean Nam Bian  
1974Δ Braeriach  
1975Δ Ben More  
1976Δ Meall nan Tarmachan  
1978Δ Stob Choire Claurigh  
1979Δ Ben Lawers  
1980Δ Sgor an Lochain Uaine  
1981Δ Puy de Dôme  
1982Δ Schiehallion  
1983Δ Sgurr na Lapaich  
1984Δ de Grange  
1985Δ Beinn a'Bhuird  
1986Δ Ben Nevis-Carn Dearg North  
1987Δ Bidean nam Bian-Stob Coire nam Beith  
1988Δ Cornettes de Bise  
1990Δ Braeriach-Carn na Criche  
1991Δ Beinn a'Bhuird-A'Chioch  
1992Δ Beinn Mhor  
1993Δ Caramulo  
1994Δ Marão  
1995Δ Foia  
1996Δ Serra da Estrela  
1997Δ Saddle-Sgurr na Forcan  
1998Δ Sgurr Creag an Eich  
2000Δ Ben Macdui  
2001Δ Sron a'Choire Δ Arthurs Seat
2002Δ Sgor Iutharn  
2003Δ Symonds Knott  
2004Δ Faulhorn Δ Roy
2005Δ Grand Galibier-X  
2006Δ Sgurr a'Mhaoraich Beag  
2007Δ Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan-West Top  
2008Δ Little Pap  
2009Δ Carn Eige-Stob a'Choire Dhomhain  
2010Δ Ouzon Δ Kosciuszko
2011Δ Itonskopf  
2012Δ Puy de Sancy  
2013Δ FeldbergΔ Ruivo 
2014Δ d'Or  
2015Δ Brocken  
2016Δ Sgurr Sgiath AirighΔ Montanha do Pico 
2017Δ Stob na Cruaiche  


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:

  • The dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "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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