Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Dave Bourque'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    


YearIberiaS EuropeN America
0  Δ Watch Hill
1969  Δ Stevens
1973  Δ Pharaoh
1974  Δ Marcy
1975  Δ Algonquin
1976  Δ Navajo Point Benchmark
1977  Δ Whiteface
1978  Δ Colden
1979  Δ Haystack
1980  Δ Big Slide
1981  Δ Katahdin
1982  Δ Graham
1983  Δ Doubletop
1984  Δ Slide
1985  Δ Number 8
1986  Δ Swede
1987  Δ Stevens
1988  Δ Giant
1989  Δ Table Top
1990  Δ Gothics
1991  Δ Colden
1992  Δ Algonquin
1993  Δ Marcy
1994  Δ Washington
1995  Δ Lafayette
1996  Δ Santanoni
1997  Δ Whiteface
1998  Δ Algonquin
1999  Δ Marcy
2000  Δ Skylight
2001  Δ Adams
2002  Δ Sugarloaf
2003  Δ Wakely
2004  Δ Nippletop
2005  Δ Noonmark
2006  Δ Katahdin
2007  Δ Phelps
2008  Δ Table Top
2009  Δ Giant
2010  Δ Angels Landing
2011  Δ Santanoni
2012  Δ Longs
2013  Δ Thielsen
2014  Δ Dix
2015  Δ Algonquin
2016  Δ Adams
2017  Δ McKenzie
2018  Δ Mitchell
2019Δ MontjuïcΔ VesuviusΔ Hidden Lake Lookout
2020  Δ Hurricane
2021  Δ Cotton Hill
YearIberiaS EuropeN 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.

Copyright © 1987-2021 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service