Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Brandon Nichalson's Ascents by Year/Place

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  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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YearScandUK/NW EurAlpsN AmericaAfrica
0   Δ Gemini 
1988   Δ Keystone Mountain-N Pk 
1990   Δ Keystone Outpost Peak 11661 
1991   Δ Grays 
1992   Δ Torreys 
1993   Δ Elbert 
1994  Δ SchilthornΔ Massive 
1995   Δ La Plata 
1996   Δ Uncompahgre 
1997   Δ Blanca 
1998 Δ Castle Rock EdinburghΔ Aiguille du MidiΔ Harvard 
1999   Δ Grays 
2000   Δ MassiveΔ Kilimanjaro
2001   Δ Shasta 
2002   Δ Crestone 
2003   Δ Pikes 
2004   Δ Shasta 
2005   Δ Shasta 
2006   Δ Shasta 
2007   Δ Whitney 
2008   Δ Rainier-X 
2009   Δ Langley 
2010   Δ Evans 
2011   Δ Rainier 
2012   Δ Williamson 
2013   Δ Split 
2014   Δ North Palisade 
2015   Δ Boundary 
2016   Δ Grizzly 
2017   Δ Sill 
2018   Δ Ritter 
2019Δ AkrafjallΔ Carrauntoohil Δ Evans 
2020   Δ Ouray 
2021   Δ Ice 
YearScandUK/NW EurAlpsN AmericaAfrica


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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