Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

jeff branin'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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YearN America
1964Δ Cadillac
1973Δ High Point
1974Δ Clingmans Dome
1975Δ Hawksbill
1976Δ Flattop
1977Δ Neighbor
1980Δ Wawona Point
1981Δ Inspiration Point
1982Δ Elk Mountain West
1983Δ Chestnut Hill
1985Δ Strawberry Point
1986Δ Cloudland
1987Δ Cape Henlopen Great Dune
1988Δ Hawksbill
1989Δ Point Imperial
1990Δ Connecticut Hill
1991Δ Berlin
1992Δ San Rafael Knob
1993Δ Charleston
1994Δ Santa Fe Baldy
1995Δ Wheeler
1996Δ Flat Rock Ridge
1997Δ Dana
1998Δ Ypsilon
1999Δ Elbert
2000Δ San Rafael Knob
2001Δ San Rafael Knob
2002Δ Rainbow Point
2003Δ Stone
2004Δ Massive
2005Δ Antero
2006Δ Blanca
2007Δ Castle
2008Δ Uncompahgre
2009Δ Crestone
2010Δ Windom
2011Δ Kit Carson
2012Δ Wilson
2013Δ Evans
2014Δ Massive
2015Δ Evans
2016Δ Lily
2017Δ Elbert - South
2018Δ Pikes
2019Δ Evans
2020Δ Bison
2021Δ Judge
2022Δ Roan High Knob
YearN America


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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