Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Michael Buerger'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  


1974       Δ Belchen    
1982       Δ Neuschwanstein Castle    
1983       Δ Kramerspitz    
1984       Δ Rosskogel    
1985    Δ Kramerspitz       
1988         Δ Poon Hill  
1989     Δ Berchtesgadener Hochthron      
1990   Δ Montmartre Δ SerlesΔ Wilder FreigerΔ Zuckerhütl Δ Schwarzhoren  
1991      Δ Picco Ivigna Δ Penser WeißhornΔ Sass Rigais  
1992     Δ KönigsstuhlΔ Saykogel     
1994    Δ Sponser Rötelspitze Δ Watzmann  Δ OlympiabergΔ Sylt Aussiehts Punkt 
1995      Δ Wildspitze     
1996   Δ Pinneberg   Δ Piz Palü Δ Half Dome  
1997 Δ Villarrica    Δ Mädelegabel Δ Hochvogel   
1998 Δ Hoher Dachstein    Δ ParseierspitzeΔ BláhnúkurΔ Habicht   
1999       Δ GroßglocknerΔ Schönfeldspitze   
2000   Δ Gaislachkogel Δ Großvenediger Δ Dom    
2001      Δ Hoher RifflerΔ Zumsteinspitze    
2002      Δ HochfeilerΔ Rosa    
2003  Δ TongariroΔ KareckΔ KrottenkopfΔ Grosser KrottenkopfΔ SchrankogelΔ Zinalrothorn    
2004 Δ Wank   Δ RaucheckΔ FinsteraarhornΔ Nadelhorn  Δ GlatthornΔ Säntis
2005    Δ KreuzjochΔ PolinikΔ HochalmspitzeΔ Muttler    
2006   Δ GrüntenΔ KasbergΔ Grosser PyhrgasΔ PetzeckΔ Lazinser Rötelspitze Δ Großer SpeikkogelΔ Bielschitza 
2007    Δ Grosser BösensteinΔ CogliansΔ Piz BerninaΔ PilatusΔ Großer PrielΔ Zielspitze  
2008   Δ HochstadlΔ Schneeberg Δ Tête de l'EstropΔ Cima della VezzanaΔ Tofana di MezzoΔ Generoso  
2009    Δ San PrimoΔ Grosser Hafner Δ TriglavΔ Alpspitze   
2010  Δ ZiegelspitzeΔ JochbergΔ HochkogelΔ GoldeckΔ Aiguille de la Grande SassièreΔ Rötlspitze Δ Jôf di Montasio  
2011   Δ Säuling Δ HasenöhrlΔ LorcherspitzeΔ Hintere Eggenspitze Δ Soiernspitze  
2012   Δ HirschbichlΔ Col NudoΔ Jaufenspitz Δ Tschirgant    
2013  Δ Wank   Δ Kitzsteinhorn Δ StadelhornΔ Gurnwandkopf  
2014Δ Langenberg Δ Hinteres HörnleΔ Brocken Δ GeißsteinΔ Knittelkarspitze Δ KöllenspitzeΔ Misone  
2015    Δ RotwandΔ Kranzhorn      
2016 Δ Edelsberg Δ ErbeskopfΔ Großer ArberΔ Imbergerhorn Δ Sonnjoch Δ Rax  
2017Δ Westerberg   Δ Hinteres Sonnwendjoch Δ Valluga   Δ BungsbergΔ Plackweghöhe
2018    Δ BärenkopfΔ HaidachstellwandΔ Hohe BleickΔ Hoher KranzbergΔ Kneifelspitze   
2019      Δ BeerbergΔ Wank    


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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