Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Michael Laur'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  


2008       Δ Pizzo di Levico    
2009    Δ SäulingΔ Biberkopf  Δ MädelegabelΔ Iseler  
2010     Δ Walser Hammerspitze Δ Großer Daumen Δ Köllenspitze Δ Sonnenkopf
2011Δ TschachaunΔ WassertalkogelΔ GaishornΔ Lisenser FernerkogelΔ ScheinbergspitzeΔ Lachenspitze Δ OrtlesΔ Kleiner DaumenΔ SonnenspitzeΔ ParseierspitzeΔ Aplespleispitze Südgipfel
2012Δ GaishornΔ Geierköpfe WestgipfelΔ WolekleskarspitzeΔ WildspitzeΔ Großer WilderΔ AlpspitzeΔ SäulingΔ WeißkugelΔ Piz BoèΔ Westliches GamshornΔ DanielΔ Gaishorn
2013Δ KrinnenspitzeΔ KogelseespitzeΔ Winnebacher WeißkogelΔ Wilder FreigerΔ SäulingΔ WildspitzeΔ WeißseespitzeΔ P4730Δ OchitelΔ GrubigsteinΔ TegelbergΔ Tegelberg
2014Δ GrünhornΔ StemmerkogelΔ Piz Laschadurella NordgipfelΔ GroßvenedigerΔ WallbergΔ Gartner WandΔ EngelspitzeΔ LoreakopfΔ Vorderer TajakopfΔ Großer MöselerΔ SchönkahlerΔ Neunerköpfle
2015Δ SteinkarspitzeΔ SeeköpflΔ Piz DaintΔ AdamelloΔ KuchelbergkopfΔ EngelkarturmΔ SchrankogelΔ StrahlhornΔ KöllenspitzeΔ HahnenkammΔ Westliche KarwendelspitzeΔ Egisengrat
2016Δ Westlicher WengenkopfΔ Hinterer DaunkopfΔ GüntlespitzeΔ AggensteinΔ HahnenkammΔ SchwarzhanskarspitzeΔ Piz BerninaΔ NadelhornΔ KesselkogelΔ Mittlere KreuzspitzeΔ RiedbergerhornΔ Galtjoch
2017Δ Wannenjoch-X Δ VorderseespitzeΔ SchochenΔ BreitenbergΔ Kienjoch Δ HochjochΔ BretterspitzeΔ SchwarzhanskarspitzeΔ Großer HirschbergΔ Galtjoch
2018Δ Hoher Ifen-XΔ RotlahnerΔ Piccola Croda del BeccoΔ VallugaΔ BleispitzeΔ HochfrottspitzeΔ NebelhornΔ UrbeleskarspitzeΔ OrtlesΔ Nördliche LinderspitzeΔ Wilder KaiserΔ Grünhorn
2019Δ ThanellerΔ GaishornΔ Im hintern EisΔ Rosa-XΔ Große SchlickeΔ GehrenspitzeΔ ZugspitzeΔ FinsteraarhornΔ HochkalterΔ SteckenbergΔ Babylonischer TurmΔ Galtjoch
2020Δ (Litnisschrofen)Δ Ofterschwanger HornΔ Hoadl Δ BreitenbergΔ Elmer MuttekopfΔ KnittelkarspitzeΔ Imbergerhorn Δ SäulingΔ GehrenspitzeΔ Güntlespitze
2021Δ TegelbergΔ Grosser WiddersteinΔ AlpspitzeΔ AlpgundkopfΔ Salober Δ BreitenbergΔ SäulingΔ Breitenberg   


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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