Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

David Howells'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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
1980       Δ Olympus  
1985      Δ Cordon los Nadis   
1998Δ Aonach Eagach - Sgor nam Fiannaidh         
2005Δ Moel Siabod         
2006Δ Carrauntoohil    Δ Coach HillΔ Iliniza - Pico Norte   
2007Δ Carnedd Fach        Δ Kilimanjaro
2008Δ Crib y Ddysgl        Δ Jebel Toubkal
2010     Δ Toluca    
2011     Δ Tajumulco    
2012     Δ Iztaccíhuatl    
2013Δ Dunkery Beacon    Δ Aguila    
2014     Δ Orizaba    
2015Δ Wills Neck    Δ TlálocΔ Morro do Corcovado   
2016Δ SnowdonΔ El Tibidabo        
2017Δ Craig Gwaun Taf        Δ Teide
2018Δ Ben Nevis Δ Grosser Mythen       
2019Δ Puy de SancyΔ MulhacénΔ Chemin des RévoiresΔ Dingli Cliffs    Δ Tai Mo Shan 
2020Δ Carnedd Llewelyn         
2021Δ Scafell         
2022Δ Helvellyn   Δ Suur Munamagi Δ Monserrate   
2023Δ Milk Hill         
YearUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica


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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