Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

John Stolk'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearScandE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
1976  Δ Little Bally     
1977  Δ Telegraph Hill     
1978  Δ Clouds Rest     
1979  Δ Schonchin Butte     
1980  Δ Lassen     
1981  Δ Rainbow Point     
1982  Δ Shasta     
1983  Δ Williamson     
1984  Δ Whitney     
1985  Δ Black Butte Δ Swayambhunath   
1986    Δ Kala Pattar North   
1988  Δ Glacier     
1989  Δ Rainier     
1990  Δ Gannett     
1991  Δ KingsΔ Aconcagua    
1992 Δ ElbrusΔ Mauna Kea     
1993  Δ Whitney     
1994  Δ Black   Δ Kilimanjaro 
1995  Δ Whitney     
1996  Δ Denali-X     
1997  Δ Little Tahoma     
1998  Δ Black     
1999  Δ Sill     
2000  Δ Bismarck Δ Emei Shan   
2001  Δ Miller     
2002  Δ Indian Ridge     
2003  Δ Elbert     
2004  Δ Blanca  Δ Hua Shan  
2005  Δ San Gorgonio     
2006  Δ Wheeler     
2007  Δ Russell    Δ Tapuae-o-Uenuku
2008  Δ Dana     
2009  Δ Harvard     
2010Δ Esja-Þverfellshorn Δ Shasta     
2011  Δ Baker     
2012  Δ Stimson     
2013  Δ Kaweah     
2014  Δ Francs     
2015Δ Galdhøpiggen Δ Wilson     
2016  Δ Zirkel     
2017  Δ Orizaba   Δ Teide 
2018  Δ Hilgard     
2019  Δ Table     
2020  Δ Becky     
2021  Δ Twin Peaks     
YearScandE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-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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