Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Most Vertical Gain

Doug Wilson'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    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 AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SE
1972Δ Marathon Mountain-Race Point  
1974Δ Flattop  
1977Δ Wetterhorn  
1980Δ Rainier Δ Fuji-san
1981Δ Olympus-X  
1982Δ Hood  
1983Δ South Sister  
1984Δ Baker  
1985Δ Indian Point  
1986Δ Washington  
1987Δ Olympus-X  
1988Δ Jefferson  
1989Δ Olympus  
1990Δ Rainier  
1991Δ Grand Teton  
1992Δ SahaleΔ Gokyo Ri 
1993Δ Stuart  
1994Δ Baker Δ Tsurugi-dake
1995Δ Rainier  
1996Δ Olympus Δ Asahi-dake
1997Δ Glacier Δ Ibuki-yama
1998Δ Brothers Δ Yariga-take
1999Δ Middle Sister Δ Horoshiri-dake
2000Δ Old Snowy Δ Yotei-zan
2001Δ Silver Star Δ Warusawa-dake
2002Δ North Sister Δ Aino-dake
2003Δ Shuksan-X Δ Kurobegoro-dake
2004Δ Hood Δ Sobo-san
2005Δ Adams  
2006Δ Shasta Δ Nantai-san
2007Δ Shuksan Δ Tanigawa-dake
2008Δ Baker Δ Kinpu-san
2009Δ Glacier Δ Chokai-zan
2010Δ Sahale  
2011Δ Black Δ Jonen-dake
2012Δ Washington Δ Kashima-yariga-take
2013Δ Saint Helens  
2014Δ Tomyhoi Δ Minako-yama-X
2015Δ Tyndall  
2016Δ Split  
2017Δ Tokaloo Rock Δ Yariga-take
2018Δ Middle Palisade Δ Mitake-san
2019Δ Old Desolate  
2020Δ Redstone  
2021Δ Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief  
YearN AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SE


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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