Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Don Raether'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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
0Δ Sharp Top
1962Δ Observation Point
1964Δ Pothole Dome
1966Δ Cadillac
1970Δ Lookout
1971Δ Lukens
1972Δ Telescope
1973Δ Rainier
1974Δ Temple Crag
1975Δ Lone Pine
1976Δ University
1977Δ Orizaba-X
1978Δ Orizaba-X
1979Δ San Jacinto
1980Δ Olancha
1981Δ Black Giant
1982Δ Junction
1983Δ Striped
1984Δ Gould
1985Δ Tyndall
1986Δ Goddard
1987Δ Split
1988Δ Langley
1989Δ Midway
1990Δ Gayley
1991Δ Combs
1992Δ San Gorgonio
1993Δ Whitney
1994Δ Peak 3862
1995Δ San Gorgonio
1996Δ San Gorgonio
1998Δ San Jacinto
1999Δ San Antonio
2000Δ White Mountain
2001Δ Starr
2002Δ Volunteer
2003Δ Julius Caesar
2004Δ San Antonio
2005Δ Agassiz
2006Δ Olancha
2007Δ Merriam
2008Δ Wheeler
2009Δ White Mountain
2010Δ Humphreys
2011Δ Chamberlin
2012Δ Taylor
2013Δ Koip
2014Δ Four Gables-SW Pk
2015Δ Washburn
2016Δ Sheep
2017Δ Reversed
2018Δ Towne Benchmark
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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