Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Most Isolated Peak

Michael Gosnell's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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    


YearUK/NW EurIberiaN America
0  Δ San Gorgonio
1980  Δ Half Dome
1983  Δ San Antonio
1985  Δ Iron
1992  Δ Baden-Powell
1993  Δ San Gorgonio
1994  Δ Waterman
1995  Δ Reyes
1996  Δ San Jacinto
1997  Δ Lukens
1998  Δ Whitney
1999  Δ Whitney
2000  Δ Arctic Point
2001  Δ Humphreys
2002  Δ Elbert
2003  Δ Telescope
2004  Δ Charleston
2005  Δ Guadalupe
2006  Δ Jefferson
2007Δ Scafell Pike Δ Spirit
2008  Δ Pyramid
2009  Δ Shasta
2010  Δ Diablo
2011  Δ Picacho del Diablo
2012  Δ Pikes
2013Δ Ben NevisΔ Roc de FranceΔ Navajo
2014  Δ Junipero Serra
2015Δ Carrauntoohil Δ San Benito
2016  Δ Mauna Kea
2017  Δ East End
2018  Δ Diablo
2019  Δ Lemmon
2020  Δ Diablo
2021  Δ Haleakala
YearUK/NW EurIberiaN America


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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