Snapshot Grid for Europe - Highest Point Reached

Adrian Rayner'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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearScandUK/IreBeneluxFranceSpain/PortAustriaItalyEast EUBalkans
1998 Δ Cadair Idris - Penygadair  Δ Coma Pedrosa    
1999 Δ Snowdon       
2000 Δ Cadair Berwyn       
2001 Δ Kinder Scout      Δ Moldoveanu
2002 Δ Carnedd Llewelyn      Δ Musala
2003 Δ Liathach       
2004 Δ Dunkery Beacon    Δ TitanoΔ Kékes 
2005 Δ Glyder Fawr       
2006 Δ Ben Loyal       
2007 Δ Ben Lomond       
2008 Δ Fraochaidh       
2009 Δ Ben Nevis       
2010 Δ Carnedd y Filiast       
2011 Δ Elidir Fawr       
2012 Δ Beinn Ime       
2013 Δ Tryfan  Δ Serra da Estrela    
2014Δ GaustatoppenΔ Cul Beag  Δ Montanha do Pico    
2015Δ Galdhøpiggen Δ Signal de Botrange      
2016   Δ CarlitΔ Puigmal  Δ Gerlachovský štít 
2017Δ Hvannadalshnúkur        
2018   Δ Colombier  Δ Gran Paradiso  
2019     Δ Großvenediger   
2020 Δ Keadeen       
YearScandUK/IreBeneluxFranceSpain/PortAustriaItalyEast EUBalkans


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:

  • Microstates and small islands are included in the nearest or most logical larger grouping.

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