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

Bob Sumner'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    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN AmericaS America
0Δ Louisiana Butte
Δ Peak 6574
Δ Peak 5515
1973Δ Hollywood 
1984Δ Madera
Δ Strawberry
1985Δ San Antonio 
1986Δ Charleston
Δ San Jacinto
Δ San Gorgonio
1987Δ Whitney 
1988Δ Shasta 
1989Δ White Mountain 
1990Δ Dana
Δ San Gorgonio
1991Δ Russell
Δ San Antonio
1992Δ Mauna Kea 
1993Δ Winchell
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Wheeler
1994Δ Humphreys
Δ San Antonio
1995Δ Shasta 
1996Δ Twin Peaks
Δ San Antonio
Δ Orizaba
Δ Chacaltaya
1997Δ Agassiz
Δ Haleakala
1998Δ Elbert 
1999Δ Whitney 
2000Δ Williamson
Δ White Mountain
2001Δ Keith
Δ Tin
2002Δ Whitney 
2003Δ Whitney 
2004Δ Barnard
Δ Lone
2005Δ Whitney 
2006Δ Woollyback
Δ Glass
Δ Keynot
2007Δ Lamarck
Δ Wheeler
2008Δ Split
Δ Charleston
2009Δ Mallory
Δ Star
Δ Ruby Dome
2010Δ Caltech
Δ Augusta
Δ Kawich
2011Δ Hale
Δ Charleston
2012Δ White Mountains Peak 13908
Δ Deseret
Δ Steens
2013Δ Delano
Δ Flat Top
2014Δ Lamarck North
Δ McAfee
Δ Gearhart
2015Δ Keyhole Plateau
Δ Nebo
2016Δ Twelve Flags
Δ South Yolla Bolly
Δ Pinos
2017Δ Peak 3994
Δ San Gorgonio
2018Δ North Palisade
Δ Thompson
Δ Copernicus
2019Δ Basin Mountain-SW Pk
Δ Crossman
2020Δ Mono Pass
Δ Estrella HP
2021Δ Boundary
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Sandstone
2022Δ Messenger
Δ El Montanon
Δ Margarita
YearN AmericaS America


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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