Snapshot Grid for Europe - Highest Point Reached

Michael Buerger'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/World Hybrid    


1973  Δ Drachenfels    
1974  Δ Belchen    
1982  Δ Neuschwanstein Castle    
1983  Δ Kramerspitz    
1984  Δ Alpspitze Δ Rosskogel  
1985  Δ Kramerspitz    
1989  Δ Berchtesgadener Hochthron    
1990 Δ MontmartreΔ ZugspitzeΔ SchwarzhorenΔ ZuckerhütlΔ Wilder Freiger 
1991     Δ Sass Rigais 
1992     Δ Kesselkogel 
1994  Δ Watzmann  Δ Mutspitz 
1995    Δ WildspitzeΔ Hirzer 
1996  Δ PinnebergΔ Piz Palü Δ Piz Palü 
1997  Δ Mädelegabel Δ Mädelegabel  
1998Δ Bláhnúkur   Δ Habicht  
1999    Δ Großglockner  
2000   Δ DomΔ GroßvenedigerΔ Breithorn 
2001   Δ ZumsteinspitzeΔ Hoher RifflerΔ Zumsteinspitze 
2002  Δ ZugspitzeΔ RosaΔ HochfeilerΔ Hochfeiler 
2003  Δ Hoher GöllΔ ZinalrothornΔ SchrankogelΔ Ortles 
2004  Δ SonntagshornΔ NadelhornΔ RaucheckΔ Pizzo Tambo 
2005   Δ MuttlerΔ HochalmspitzeΔ Cima d'Asta 
2006  Δ Geigelstein Δ PetzeckΔ Cima DódiciΔ Bielschitza
2007  Δ Hoher IfenΔ Piz BerninaΔ CogliansΔ Schenon del Latemar 
2008 Δ Tête de l'EstropΔ KreuzspitzeΔ GenerosoΔ SchneebergΔ Tofana di Mezzo 
2009  Δ Alpspitze Δ Grosser HafnerΔ Grosse LaugenspitzeΔ Triglav
2010 Δ Aiguille de la Grande SassièreΔ JochbergΔ RötlspitzeΔ HochschwabΔ Aiguille de la Grande Sassière 
2011  Δ Biberkopf Δ Untere WildgrubenspitzeΔ Gavia 
2012  Δ Laberberg Δ GeierhauptΔ Jaufenspitz 
2013  Δ StadelhornΔ Haldensteiner CalandaΔ KitzsteinhornΔ Jaufenspitz 
2014 Δ La TournetteΔ Hochplatte Δ KnittelkarspitzeΔ Caplone 
2015  Δ Rotwand Δ Dürrnbachhorn  
2016  Δ Risserkogel Δ Sonnjoch  
2017  Δ SeebergkopfΔ StätzerhornΔ Valluga  
2018  Δ Hohe Bleick Δ Haidachstellwand  
2019  Δ Wank    
2022  Δ Wank    


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:

  • Microstates and small islands are included in the nearest or most logical larger grouping.

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