Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Steve Dixon'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    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
0 Δ Saddle       
1994    Δ Titano    
1996 Δ Ben Nevis       
1997 Δ Scafell Pike       
1998 Δ Braeriach       
1999 Δ Ben Nevis  Δ Olympus    
2000 Δ Ben Nevis     Δ Kinabalu 
2001 Δ Glyder Fawr      Δ Jebel Toubkal
2002 Δ Schiehallion       
2003 Δ Aonach Beag      Δ Kilimanjaro-X
2004Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Ben Lui       
2005 Δ Ben Nevis   Δ Rysy-N Pk   
2006 Δ Bynack More Δ Triglav  Δ Ararat  
2007 Δ Glas MaolΔ MulhacénΔ Breithorn     
2008 Δ Ben Oss     Δ Doi Inthanon 
2009 Δ Lochnagar  Δ Musala    
2010 Δ Meall a'Bhuiridh Δ Zugspitze Δ Snežka   
2011 Δ Cairn of Claise   Δ Moldoveanu Δ Phu Si Hill 
2012Δ HvannadalshnúkurΔ Beinn A’ Ghlo     Δ Lantau 
2013 Δ Meall nan Tarmachan  Δ Maglic Δ Olympus  
2014 Δ Beinn DorainΔ Cruz AltaΔ Chemin des RévoiresΔ Maja Kolata    
2015 Δ Scafell Pike  Δ Korab  Δ Bukit TimahΔ Ruivo
2016 Δ Snowdon  Δ Veliki KabalΔ Azhadaak Δ Yushan 
2017 Δ Stob Ghabhar  Δ Viminal Hill    
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica


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:

  • "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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