Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Bob Bolton's Ascents by Year/Place

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
0Δ South Navarre
1951Δ Pilchuck
1958Δ Old Snowy
1960Δ Grizzly
1961Δ Knowlton Knob
1963Δ Three Fools
1965Δ Whitney
1967Δ Rainier
1971Δ Mitchell
1972Δ Mission
1973Δ Larch
1975Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens
1976Δ Aneroid
1977Δ Adams
1979Δ Hood
1981Δ Mission
1982Δ Hood
1983Δ Hood
1984Δ Adams
1986Δ Matterhorn
1987Δ Dragontail
1988Δ Daniel
1989Δ Sahale
1990Δ Stuart
1991Δ Cramer
1992Δ Whitney
1993Δ Humphreys
1994Δ Elbert
1995Δ Democrat
1996Δ Tomyhoi
1997Δ Shuksan
1998Δ Granite
1999Δ Dog
2000Δ Massive
2001Δ Seven Fingered Jack
2002Δ Uncompahgre
2003Δ Jefferson
2004Δ Shasta
2005Δ Blanca
2006Δ White Mountain
2007Δ Diamond
2008Δ Crestone
2009Δ North Palisade
2010Δ Delano
2011Δ Francs
2012Δ Adams
2013Δ Flat Top
2014Δ Windom
2015Δ Wilson
2016Δ Mammoth
2017Δ Sonoma
YearN America


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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