Snapshot Grid for World/EU - 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 - Countries    


YearScandUK/NW EurAlpsE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAust-Ocean
1973 Δ Drachenfels      
1974 Δ Belchen      
1982  Δ Neuschwanstein Castle     
1983  Δ Kramerspitz     
1984  Δ Rosskogel     
1985  Δ Kramerspitz     
1988      Δ Poon Hill 
1989  Δ Berchtesgadener Hochthron     
1990 Δ MontmartreΔ Zuckerhütl     
1991  Δ Sass Rigais     
1992  Δ Kesselkogel     
1994 Δ Sylt Aussiehts PunktΔ Watzmann     
1995  Δ Wildspitze     
1996 Δ PinnebergΔ Piz Palü Δ Half Dome   
1997  Δ Mädelegabel  Δ Villarrica  
1998Δ Bláhnúkur Δ Habicht     
1999  Δ Großglockner     
2000  Δ Dom     
2001  Δ Zumsteinspitze     
2002  Δ Rosa     
2003  Δ Zinalrothorn    Δ Tongariro
2004  Δ Nadelhorn     
2005  Δ Hochalmspitze     
2006  Δ Petzeck     
2007  Δ Piz Bernina     
2008  Δ Tofana di Mezzo     
2009  Δ Grosser Hafner     
2010  Δ Aiguille de la Grande Sassière     
2011  Δ Gavia     
2012  Δ Jaufenspitz     
2013  Δ Kitzsteinhorn     
2014 Δ FeldbergΔ Knittelkarspitze     
2015  Δ Rotwand     
2016 Δ ErbeskopfΔ SonnjochΔ Großer Arber    
2017 Δ DonnersbergΔ Valluga     
2018  Δ HaidachstellwandΔ Schneeberg    
2019 Δ BeerbergΔ Wank     
2022  Δ Wank     
YearScandUK/NW EurAlpsE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAust-Ocean


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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