Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Linda Emerson'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    


YearN AmericaAsia E+SEAfrica
1980Δ Whitney  
1981Δ Tom  
1982Δ White Mountain  
1983Δ Humphreys  
1984Δ Langley  
1985Δ Agassiz  
1986Δ Humphreys  
1987Δ Goode  
1988Δ Montgomery  
1989Δ Wheeler  
1990Δ University  
1991Δ Patterson  
1992Δ Lassen  
1994Δ Dana  
1995Δ Last Chance  
1996Δ Ericsson  
1997Δ Dubois  
1998Δ Kern Point  
1999Δ Banner  
2000Δ Needham  
2001Δ Morgan  
2002Δ Basin  
2003Δ Lamarck North  
2004Δ Bear Creek Spire  
2005Δ Elbert  
2006Δ Sill  
2007Δ Black Kaweah  
2008Δ North Palisade  
2009Δ Williamson  
2010Δ Goethe  
2011Δ Muir Δ Kilimanjaro
2012Δ GabbΔ Kinabalu 
2013Δ Russell  
2014Δ Keith  
2015Δ Barnard  
2016Δ Disappointment  
2017Δ Winchell  
2018Δ Stanford  
2019Δ Red Kaweah  
2020Δ White Mountain  
YearN AmericaAsia E+SEAfrica


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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