Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Lars Holme's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    


YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
1974Δ Kjerkeberget          
1980Δ Glittertinden          
1982Δ Lillsylen          
1983Δ Trollhetta          
1984Δ Puttegga          
1985Δ Gaustatoppen          
1993Δ Gaustatoppen          
1999Δ Galdhøpiggen          
2000Δ Knutshøi          
2002Δ Pre-melting Kebnekaise - SydtoppenΔ Carrauntoohil         
2003Δ Tronden   Δ Etna      
2004Δ Surtningssue         Δ Teide
2005Δ SurtningssueΔ Yding Skovhøj  Δ Vesuvius     Δ Stanley
2006Δ RondeslottetΔ Møllehøj       Δ Fuji-sanΔ Kilimanjaro
2007Δ HestbrepigganΔ Signal de Botrange       Δ Kinabalu 
2008Δ Store Skagastølstinden  Δ Zugspitze   Δ Aconcagua Δ Halla-san 
2009Δ Storviglen      Δ Bolívar Δ Fan Si PanΔ Thabana Ntlenyana
2010 Δ Ben NevisΔ Coma Pedrosa  Δ Elbrus   Δ Phnom Aural 
2011   Δ Chemin des RévoiresΔ Olympus   Δ Jebel ShamsΔ Pik Russkiy ShaterΔ Ras Dashen
2012Δ Hálditšohkka  Δ TriglavΔ Musala   Δ Olympus Δ do Fogo
2013     Δ Aragats Lerr  Δ Damavand Δ Jebel Toubkal
2014Δ Besshø    Δ Moldoveanu    Δ Montanha do Pico
2015Δ Visbreatinden  Δ Blanc  Δ Orizaba    
2016Δ Kvannfjølli HP         Δ Peñas del Chache
2017Δ Hvannadalshnúkur    Δ Bazar Dyuzi    Δ Roque de los Muchachos
2018       Δ Acotango   
2019         Δ KhüitenΔ Agou
2022     Δ Kazbek     
2023          Δ Tahat
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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