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

Steve Dixon's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    


YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
1994    Δ Titano     
1996 Δ Ben Nevis        
1997 Δ Scafell Pike        
1998 Δ Braeriach
Δ Scafell Pike
1999 Δ Ben Nevis  Δ Olympus     
2000 Δ Ben Nevis      Δ Kinabalu 
2001 Δ Glyder Fawr
Δ Helvellyn
Δ Kinder Scout
       Δ Jebel Toubkal
2002Δ NjullaΔ Schiehallion
Δ Carrauntoohil
2003 Δ Aonach Beag
Δ Liathach
Δ Scafell Pike
       Δ Lava Tower
Δ Meru
2004Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Ben Lui
Δ Snowdon
2005 Δ Ben Nevis   Δ Lomnický štít
Δ Kékes
2006 Δ Ben Macdui
Δ Cairnsmore of Carsphairn-X
 Δ Triglav   Δ Ararat  
2007 Δ Glas Maol
Δ Ben More
Δ Scafell Pike
Δ MulhacénΔ Breithorn      
2008 Δ Braeriach
Δ Watch Croft
      Δ Doi Inthanon 
2009 Δ Lochnagar
Δ Scafell Pike
  Δ Musala     
2010 Δ Meall a'Bhuiridh
Δ Scafell Pike
 Δ Zugspitze Δ SnežkaΔ Cap Diamant   
2011 Δ Cairn of Claise
Δ Helvellyn
Δ Cross Fell
   Δ Moldoveanu  Δ Phu Si Hill 
2012Δ HvannadalshnúkurΔ Beinn A' Ghlo
Δ Snowdon
      Δ Lantau 
2013 Δ Meall nan Tarmachan
Δ Scafell Pike
  Δ Crnogorski Maglic
Δ Bjelasnica
Δ Dingli Cliffs
  Δ Olympus  
2014 Δ Beinn Dorain
Δ Skiddaw
Δ May Hill
Δ Cruz AltaΔ Chemin des Révoires
Δ Rocher de Monaco
Δ Maja Kolata
Δ Dinara
Δ Durmitor-X
2015 Δ Glyder Fawr
Δ Scafell Pike
  Δ Korab   Δ Bukit TimahΔ Ruivo
2016 Δ Snowdon  Δ Veliki KabalΔ Azhadaak  Δ Yushan 
2017 Δ Stob Ghabhar
Δ Helvellyn
Δ Kinder Scout
 Δ WildspitzeΔ Vatican Hill     
2018 Δ Cairn Gorm
Δ Ben Wyvis
Δ Whernside
Δ da PenhaΔ Grauspitz
Δ Uetliberg
     Δ Montanha do Pico
2019 Δ Carnedd Llewelyn
Δ An Teallach
Δ Møllehøj
Δ Coma Pedrosa Δ ChiricaΔ Sar Hegy  Δ Alto Coloane
Δ Guia Hill
2020 Δ Helvellyn
Δ Urra Moor-Round Hill
2021 Δ Helvellyn
Δ Cross Fell
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN 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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