Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Ron Hudson'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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
0Δ Humphreys
1960Δ Half Dome
1961Δ Whitney
1962Δ Whitney
1965Δ Gayley
1966Δ Tyndall
1967Δ North Palisade
1968Δ Lamarck
1970Δ Muir
1971Δ Ritter
1972Δ Langley
1973Δ Middle Palisade
1974Δ Russell
1975Δ Williamson
1976Δ Langley
1977Δ Julius Caesar
1978Δ Lone Pine
1979Δ Florence
1980Δ Darwin
1981Δ Mills
1982Δ North Palisade
1983Δ Russell
1984Δ Whitney
1985Δ Mills
1986Δ Banner
1987Δ LeConte
1988Δ Darwin
1989Δ Seven Gables
1990Δ Williamson
1991Δ Excelsior
1992Δ Whitney
1993Δ North Palisade
1994Δ Thunderbolt
1995Δ Sill
1996Δ Whitney
1997Δ Fiske
1998Δ Whitney
1999Δ Whitney
2000Δ Whitney
2001Δ Barnard
2002Δ Williamson
2003Δ Mallory
2004Δ Morgan
2005Δ Disappointment
2006Δ Tom
2007Δ Table
2008Δ Trojan
2009Δ Whitney
2010Δ Whitney
2011Δ Middle Palisade
2013Δ Julius Caesar
2014Δ Whitney
2015Δ Florence
2016Δ Hilgard
2017Δ Pilot 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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