Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Keith Anderson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
0Δ Špik
Δ Meall a'Bhuiridh
Δ Kinder Scout
1972Δ Pen y Fan   
1975Δ Fan Gyhirych
Δ Sugar Loaf
1976Δ Snowdon   
1977Δ Ben Nevis   
1978Δ Cairn Gorm
Δ Aran Fawddwy
1979Δ Y Lliwedd
Δ Y Llethr
1980Δ Maesglase
Δ Waun-oer
1982Δ Bidean Nam Bian   
1984   Δ Teide
1986Δ Matterhorn
Δ Finsteraarhorn
1988Δ Hohberghorn
Δ Sgurr Alasdair
1989Δ Marmolada   
1990Δ Cruach Ardrain
Δ Ben Lomond
1991Δ Ben Macdui
Δ Carrauntoohil
1992Δ Ben More
Δ High Willhays
1993Δ Jungfrau
Δ Beinn Dearg
Δ Beinn A' Ghlo
1994Δ Cairn Toul
Δ Ben Lui
Δ Stok Kangri  
1995Δ Castor
Δ Cima Brenta
Δ Ben Alder
1996Δ Blanc   
1997Δ Nadelhorn
Δ Sgurr Mór
Δ Goat Fell
1998Δ Dent Blanche
Δ Weissmies
Δ Lugnaquillia
  Δ Jebel Toubkal
1999Δ Rosa   
2000Δ Gran Paradiso   
2001Δ Täschhorn
Δ Ben Ledi
2002Δ Schreckhorn
Δ Piz Bernina
2003Δ Zumsteinspitze
Δ Punta la Marmora
 Δ Kinabalu 
2004Δ Barre des Écrins-Dôme de Neige
Δ Viso
2005Δ Beinn Maol Chaluim
Δ Clisham
2006Δ Meall Buidhe
Δ Sgurr Dhomhnuill
Δ Ward Hill
2007Δ Foinaven
Δ Beinn Tart a'Mhill
  Δ Kilimanjaro
2008Δ Galdhøpiggen   
2009Δ Barre des Écrins   
2010Δ Weisshorn
Δ Puy de Sancy
2011Δ Midi d'Ossau
Δ Haddington Hill
2012Δ Cinto   
2013Δ Stob an Aonaich Mhoir
Δ Tinto
Δ Tosson Hill
2014Δ Cima Tosa
Δ Snaefell
2015Δ Sgurr na Feartaig
Δ Sgurr na Coinnich
Δ Ronas Hill
2016Δ Carn Mor
Δ Mealisval
Δ Beinn Mholach
2017Δ Aonach Buidhe
Δ Waughton Hill
2018Δ VignemaleΔ Adams  
2019Δ Dun da Ghaoithe   
2020Δ Buck
Δ Bennachie - Oxen Craig
2021Δ Carn Ban
Δ Beinn Mhor
Δ Criffel
2022Δ Beinn Bhuidhe
Δ Druim Fada-Stob a'Ghrianain
Δ Hensbarrow Downs
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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