Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Alastair Govan'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-CAsAfrica
0 Δ Old Man of Coniston        
1978 Δ Ben Challum        
1979 Δ Ben Nevis        
1980 Δ Crêt de la Neige Δ Faulhorn      
1981 Δ Aonach Beag        
1982 Δ Carrauntoohil        
1983 Δ Creag Meagaidh        
1984 Δ An Teallach        
1985Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Beinn Sgulaird        
1987 Δ Sgurr Breac        
1988 Δ Meall Ghaordaidh        
1990 Δ Ben More        
1992 Δ Beinn Udlamain        
1993Δ Bynuten         
1994         Δ El Alto de Garajonay
1995 Δ Stuchd an Lochain       Δ El Morrón de la Agujereada
1996 Δ Beinn A' Ghlo        
2001 Δ Lochnagar        
2002 Δ Carn Eige        
2003 Δ Beinn a'Bhuird        
2004 Δ Stob Choire Claurigh        
2005 Δ Ben Cruachan        
2006 Δ Sgurr Mór        
2007 Δ Bidean Nam Bian Δ Triglav      
2008 Δ Beinn Dearg Mor       Δ Jebel Toubkal
2009 Δ Beinn a'Chuallaich       Δ Kilimanjaro
2010 Δ Creag Toll a'Choin       Δ Ras Dashen
2011Δ HvannadalshnúkurΔ Foinaven        
2012 Δ Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe Δ GrauspitzΔ MaglicΔ Gerlachovský štít    
2013 Δ Sgurr DhomhnuillΔ Coma PedrosaΔ BlancΔ Musala  Δ Cotopaxi  
2014 Δ Carnedd LlewelynΔ Serra da EstrelaΔ GroßglocknerΔ ÐeravicaΔ Moldoveanu  Δ Olympus 
2015Δ Pre-melting Kebnekaise - SydtoppenΔ Moel SiabodΔ Mulhacén Δ Mahya DagiΔ Goverla    
2016 Δ Green Lowther  Δ CintoΔ Elbrus    
2017Δ SlættaratindurΔ Druim Fada-Stob a'Ghrianain  Δ Serra DolcedormeΔ Suur Munamagi   Δ Roque de los Muchachos
2018 Δ Slieve Donard  Δ Amaro   Δ Kala Pattar 
2019 Δ Beinn TalaidhΔ PuigmalΔ Hoher DachsteinΔ Oros Giona Δ Whitney Δ Stok KangriΔ do Fogo
2020 Δ Beinn Bhreac  Δ Smólikas Óros Δ Tajumulco   
2021 Δ Great Gable        
2022 Δ Ben Griam Mor Δ La Tournette     Δ Montanha do Pico
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAfrica


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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