Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Holger Schneider's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


2005           Δ Kilimanjaro
2006   Δ Cotopaxi   Δ Säntis    
2007 Δ Ruapehu    Δ NebelhornΔ HochvogelΔ Cameron  Δ Aconcagua-X
2008      Δ Elbrus Δ Rainier  Δ Chimborazo
2009    Δ UlrikenΔ Fuji-san     Δ Adams
2010   Δ Lhakpa Ri        
2011    Δ Hinderrugg       
2012 Δ Inwang-san  Δ Fu ShanΔ GroßglocknerΔ Fu Shan  Δ Kinabalu  
2013Δ Brasstown BaldΔ Blood  Δ Clingmans Dome  Δ WashingtonΔ Sneffels-XΔ Charleston Δ Stanley
2014        Δ TimpanogosΔ Mitchell  
2015 Δ Cucamonga  Δ HochplatteΔ Huayna Potosí Δ WatzmannΔ Lincoln Δ Kennesaw 
2016 Δ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ SecedaΔ Ulm City HPΔ Shasta   Δ WhiteΔ Stone Δ Uetliberg
2017Δ LonquimayΔ Villarrica Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Whitney-XΔ Clingmans DomeΔ EvansΔ Black ElkΔ WashburnΔ GrüntenΔ RamrockΔ Kilimanjaro
2018Δ Heuberg  Δ GänsehalsΔ KalmitΔ StripsenkopfΔ MuttekopfΔ Rote WandΔ Blejski gradΔ TriglavΔ Ofterschwanger Horn 
2019  Δ AsitzkopfΔ FeldbergΔ HeubergΔ ElferspitzeΔ Vilser KegelΔ VallugaΔ ErbeskopfΔ HornisgrindeΔ MeraΔ Gaislachkogel
2020  Δ Schattberg-West Δ WasserkuppeΔ Heiligenberg Δ HohlohΔ StivoΔ GerlitzenΔ Stuiben 


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.

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