Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Peak Climbed

Andy Smatko's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
0Δ Aiguille Extra
1953Δ Sorrell
1954Δ Whitney
1955Δ LeConte
1956Δ Whitney
1957Δ Whitney
1958Δ Orizaba
1959Δ Rainier
1960Δ Muir
1961Δ Birch
1962Δ Gregorys Monument - South
1963Δ Caltech
1964Δ Julius Caesar
1965Δ Kaweah
1966Δ Muir
1967Δ Williamson
1968Δ Sill
1969Δ Pyramidal Pinnacle
1970Δ Polemonium
1971Δ Ickes
1972Δ Abbot
1973Δ Brewer
1974Δ Corcoran
1975Δ Ruby
1976Δ Peak 12565
1977Δ Whitney
1978Δ Hansen
1979Δ Miter
1980Δ Palisade Crest
1981Δ Whitney
1982Δ Sky Haven
1983Δ Morgan
1984Δ Kearsarge
1985Δ Langley
1986Δ Big Bird
1987Δ Echo Ridge
1988Δ Chittenden
1989Δ Ottoway
1990Δ Johnson
1991Δ Hoffman
1992Δ White
1993Δ Coyote Ridge
1994Δ Chocolate
1995Δ Lookout
1996Δ Dana
1997Δ Chocolate
YearN America


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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