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

Dan Lauren's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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 AmericaAsia E+SE
1975Δ Taylor  
1979Δ Eddy
Δ Cougar Peak Lookout
1996Δ Washburn  
1997Δ Middle Tiger
Δ Constitution
1998Δ Hood  
1999Δ Rainier  
2000Δ Adams
Δ Olympus
2001Δ Glacier  
2002Δ Baker  
2003Δ Muir
Δ Spickard
2004Δ Steamboat Prow
Δ Goode
2005Δ Bonanza  
2006Δ ShastaΔ Huayna Potos√≠ 
2007Δ Fernow
Δ Shuksan
Δ Deception
2008Δ Jefferson
Δ McLoughlin
2009Δ North Sister
Δ American Border
2010Δ Cannon
Δ Saint Helens
2011Δ Anderson
Δ Pugh
2012Δ Dome
Δ Gunn
Δ Daniel
2013Δ Sherman
Δ Snowfield
Δ Clark
2014Δ Bierstadt
Δ Haleakala
2015Δ Gardner
Δ Remmel
2016Δ Lago  
2017Δ Copper
Δ Huckleberry
Δ Calispell
Δ Petunia
Δ Santa Lucia
Δ Magdalena Island
2018Δ Mauna Kea
Δ Warrior
 Δ Gueitoushan
2019Δ Gilbert
Δ Aix
Δ Lena-E Pk
Δ Mystery
2020Δ Gannett
Δ Baldy Ridge
 Δ Imbiah Hill
2021Δ Cradle
Δ Erie
Δ Frigid
YearN AmericaS AmericaAsia E+SE


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

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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