Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Peak Climbed

Keith Anderson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    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    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
0Δ Špik   
1972Δ Pen y Fan   
1975Δ Fan Gyhirych   
1976Δ Snowdon   
1977Δ Ben Nevis   
1978Δ Cairn Gorm   
1979Δ Y Lliwedd   
1980Δ Maesglase   
1982Δ Bidean Nam Bian   
1984   Δ Teide
1986Δ Matterhorn   
1988Δ Hohberghorn   
1989Δ Marmolada   
1990Δ Cruach Ardrain   
1991Δ Ben Macdui   
1992Δ Ben More   
1993Δ Jungfrau   
1994Δ Cairn ToulΔ Stok Kangri  
1995Δ Castor   
1996Δ Blanc   
1997Δ Nadelhorn   
1998Δ Dent Blanche  Δ Jebel Toubkal
1999Δ Rosa   
2000Δ Gran Paradiso   
2001Δ Täschhorn   
2002Δ Schreckhorn   
2003Δ Zumsteinspitze Δ Kinabalu 
2004Δ Barre des Écrins-Dôme de Neige   
2005Δ Beinn Maol Chaluim   
2006Δ Meall Buidhe   
2007Δ Foinaven  Δ Kilimanjaro
2008Δ Galdhøpiggen   
2009Δ Barre des Écrins   
2010Δ Weisshorn   
2011Δ Midi d'Ossau   
2012Δ Cinto   
2013Δ Stob an Aonaich Mhoir   
2014Δ Cima Tosa   
2015Δ Sgurr na Feartaig   
2016Δ Carn Mor   
2017Δ Aonach Buidhe   
2018Δ Vignemale   
2019Δ Dun da Ghaoithe   
2020Δ Buck   
2021Δ Carn Ban   
2022Δ Beinn Bhuidhe   
YearEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica


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:

  • The dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "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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