Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Vince Kloster'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    


YearAlpsN AmericaME-Ind-CAsAust-Ocean
1975 Δ Pacifico  
1977 Δ Whitney  
1978 Δ Banner  
1979 Δ Grays  
1980 Δ Massive  
1981 Δ Castle  
1982 Δ Blanca  
1983 Δ Uncompahgre  
1984 Δ Handies  
1985 Δ Windom  
1986 Δ Crestone Needle  
1987 Δ Sherman  
1988 Δ Buckskin - Southeast  
1989 Δ Grizzly  
1990 Δ French  
1991 Δ Ruby  
1992 Δ Evans  
1993 Δ Ypsilon  
1994 Δ Saint Louis  
1995 Δ Crosier  
1996 Δ Captain  
1997 Δ Trinchera  
1998 Δ Pennsylvania  
1999 Δ Royal  
2000 Δ Otter  
2001 Δ Clark  
2002 Δ Storm  
2003 Δ Bushnell  
2004 Δ Pikes  
2005 Δ Phoenix  
2006 Δ Van Wit  
2007 Δ Vermilion  
2008 Δ Sopris  
2009 Δ Challenger Point  
2010 Δ Kings  
2011 Δ Madonna Dome  
2012 Δ Peak 12454  
2013 Δ Monument  
2014 Δ Genesee  
2015 Δ Clingmans  
2016 Δ Craig  
2017 Δ Black Balsam KnobΔ Masada 
2018Δ Klein MatterhornΔ Commissary Ridge Δ Rangitoto
2019 Δ Le Conte  
2020 Δ Kitt  
2021 Δ Blue Knob  
YearAlpsN AmericaME-Ind-CAsAust-Ocean


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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