Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Andy Tomkins'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 EurAlpsS EuropeE EuropeS America
1985 Δ Butser Hill    
1987 Δ Sgurr na Ciche    
1988 Δ Ben More    
1989 Δ Ben Lawers    
1991 Δ Sgurr Mór    
1992 Δ Beinn A' Ghlo    
1993 Δ des Avaloirs    
1994 Δ Feldberg  Δ Giewont 
1995 Δ Beerberg    
1996 Δ Corn Hill    
1997   Δ Musala  
1998Δ VeslfjelletΔ Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel    
1999 Δ Tennyson Down   Δ Palla Khasa
2000 Δ Scald Law    
2001 Δ Moel HebogΔ Velika Osojnica   
2002 Δ Pen Allt-mawr    
2003 Δ Aran Fawddwy    
2004 Δ Cadair Idris - Penygadair    
2005 Δ Meall Garbh    
2006Δ TarvenΔ Carnedd Llewelyn    
2007 Δ Beinn a'Bhuird    
2008Δ SnøhettaΔ Helvellyn    
2009Δ MjølvafjelletΔ Beinn a'Bheithir - Sgorr Dhearg    
2010 Δ Sgurr nan Clach Geala    
2011 Δ Sgurr Fhuaran    
2012 Δ Dale Head    
2013 Δ Carn Eige    
2014 Δ Ben More Assynt    
2015 Δ Snowdon    
2016 Δ Merrick    
2017 Δ Snowdon    
2018 Δ Scafell Pike    
2019 Δ Ben NevisΔ Schneeberg   
YearScandUK/NW EurAlpsS EuropeE EuropeS 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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