Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Steve Sheriff'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    


YearUK/NW EurAlpsN AmericaS AmericaAust-OceanAntarctica
1969  Δ Erie   
1971  Δ Manastash Ridge   
1972  Δ Snoqualmie   
1973  Δ Adams   
1974  Δ Uncompahgre   
1975  Δ Richthofen   
1976  Δ Longs   
1977  Δ of the Holy Cross   
1978  Δ Grays  Δ Aeolus
1979  Δ Elbert   
1980  Δ MassiveΔ Huayna Picchu  
1981  Δ Lincoln   
1982  Δ Grand Teton   
1983 Δ BlancΔ Hyndman   
1984  Δ SphinxΔ El Misti  
1985Δ Ben NevisΔ RosaΔ Freds   
1986  Δ Mitchell   
1987  Δ Castle Δ Ruapehu 
1988  Δ Whitetail   
1989  Δ Blaze   
1991  Δ Musembeah   
1992  Δ Enclosure   
1993  Δ RockyΔ Ollagüe  
1994  Δ Steeple   
1995  Δ Rainier   
1996  Δ Hilgard   
1997  Δ Harrower   
1998  Δ Humphreys   
1999  Δ Leatherman   
2000  Δ Owen   
2001  Δ Standhope   
2002  Δ Glacier   
2003  Δ Sunset   
2004  Δ Powell   
2005  Δ Dike   
2006  Δ Morrell Lookout   
2007  Δ Francs   
2008  Δ Wood   
2009Δ Carrauntoohil Δ Douglas-S Pk   
2010  Δ Wind River   
2011  Δ Belford   
2012Δ Ben Macdui Δ Breitenbach   
2013  Δ Tumble   
2014  Δ Ryan   
2015  Δ Scott   
2016  Δ Blackfoot   
2017  Δ Big Creek   
2018  Δ Dickey   
YearUK/NW EurAlpsN AmericaS AmericaAust-OceanAntarctica


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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