Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Top Ascents in All Categories

Brandon Nichalson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearScandUK/NW EurAlpsN AmericaAfrica
0   Δ Gemini
Δ Peak 13433
Δ Blue Mesa
1988   Δ Keystone Mountain-N Pk 
1990   Δ Keystone Outpost Peak 11661
Δ Hidden
1991   Δ Grays 
1992   Δ Torreys 
1993   Δ Elbert 
1994  Δ SchilthornΔ Massive
Δ Sherman
1995   Δ La Plata
Δ Grays
1996   Δ Uncompahgre 
1997   Δ Blanca 
1998 Δ Castle Rock EdinburghΔ Aiguille du MidiΔ Harvard
Δ Lincoln
Δ Grays
1999   Δ Grays 
2000   Δ Massive
Δ of the Holy Cross
Δ Kilimanjaro
2001   Δ Shasta 
2002   Δ Crestone
Δ Wilson
2003   Δ Pikes
Δ Lassen
2004   Δ Shasta 
2005   Δ Shasta 
2006   Δ Shasta 
2007   Δ Whitney 
2008   Δ Rainier-X
Δ Liberty Cap
Δ San Bruno
2009   Δ Langley
Δ Vollmer
2010   Δ Evans 
2011   Δ Rainier 
2012   Δ Williamson
Δ Rose
2013   Δ Split
Δ Wheeler
Δ Magazine
2014   Δ North Palisade
Δ Granite
2015   Δ Boundary
Δ Hole in the Mountain
Δ Ruby Dome
2016   Δ Grizzly
Δ Graham
Δ Jefferson
2017   Δ Sill
Δ Charleston
Δ Washington
2018   Δ Ritter
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Spruce Knob
2019Δ AkrafjallΔ Carrauntoohil Δ Evans
Δ Pikes
Δ Black Elk
2020   Δ Ouray
Δ Flat Top
2021   Δ Capitol
Δ Peale
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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