Snapshot Grid for World/NA - 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    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearS AmericaEurope
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 Giewont
1995 Δ Beerberg
1996 Δ Corn Hill
1997 Δ Musala
1998 Δ Veslfjellet
1999Δ Palla KhasaΔ Tennyson Down
2000 Δ Scald Law
2001 Δ Moel Hebog
2002 Δ Pen Allt-mawr
2003 Δ Aran Fawddwy
2004 Δ Cadair Idris - Penygadair
2005 Δ Meall Garbh
2006 Δ Tarven
2007 Δ Beinn a'Bhuird
2008 Δ Snøhetta
2009 Δ Mjølvafjellet
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 Schneeberg
YearS AmericaEurope


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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