Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Rob Halstead'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    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
0 Δ Meldon Hill       
2005 Δ Gun       
2006 Δ Helvellyn       
2007 Δ Ben Macdui       
2008 Δ Ben Nevis       
2009 Δ Waun Fach       
2010 Δ Ben More       
2011 Δ Lochnagar  Δ Dingli Cliffs    
2012 Δ Stob Coire Easain       
2013 Δ Braeriach       
2014 Δ Creag Meagaidh       
2015 Δ Aonach BeagΔ Coma PedrosaΔ Scopi Δ Kékes   
2016Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Beinn Mheadhoin Δ ZugspitzeΔ TitanoΔ Snežka  Δ Jebel Toubkal
2017 Δ Sgurr nan CeathreamhnanΔ TorrecillaΔ Großglockner Δ RysyΔ Jabal Bil Ays - WestΔ Tai Mo ShanΔ Piton des Neiges
2018 Δ Carn EigeΔ Serra da Estrela Δ Musala  Δ KinabaluΔ Ruivo
2019 Δ Cairn Toul  Δ MarioΔ Moldoveanu Δ Halla-san 
2020 Δ Beinn Enaiglair      Δ Anyera
2021 Δ Aonach Beag       
2022 Δ Mill Hill       
2023    Δ Punta la Marmora    
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeME-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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