Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

John Starbuck'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-CAsAfricaAust-OceanAntarctica
0 Δ Ben Nevis          
1981  Δ Carlit         
1982  Δ Balaïtous         
1983   Δ Blanc du Tacul        
1984    Δ Smólikas Óros    Δ Jebel Toubkal  
1986   Δ Tofana di Mezzo    Δ Mera   
1987   Δ Alphubel        
1988         Δ Kenya - Nelion  
1989   Δ Allalinhorn    Δ Bhagirathi II   
1990     Δ Elbrus Δ Aconcagua    
1991      Δ Denali-X     
1992         Δ Kilimanjaro  
1993      Δ DenaliΔ Cotopaxi    
1994      Δ Pourquoi-Pas Peak 10     
1995      Δ Jomfruen     
1996  Δ Mulhacén         
1997Δ Pre-melting Kebnekaise - Sydtoppen     Δ Thompson  Δ Teide  
1998      Δ Gunnbjørn Fjeld     
1999      Δ Logan     
2000      Δ BorgtinderneΔ Lautaro    
2001Δ Lomonosovfonna      Δ Santa Isabel    
2002      Δ WörthseespitzeΔ Ananea Chico    
2003          Δ Peanter 
2004      Δ Gunnbjørn Fjeld-X   Δ Single Cone 
2005Δ Storronden           
2006      Δ Gunnbjørn Fjeld   Δ Fyffe 
2007          Δ Carstensz PyramidΔ Vinson Massif
2009          Δ Ruapehu 
2010       Δ Ojos del Salado-X    
2011Δ Hogtunga           
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAfricaAust-OceanAntarctica


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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