Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Gordon MacLeod's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearN America
1919Δ Tower
1934Δ Davidson
1937Δ Half Dome
1959Δ Whitney
1961Δ San Gorgonio
1962Δ Split
1963Δ Orizaba
1964Δ White Mountain
1965Δ Rainier
1966Δ Starlight
1967Δ Birch
1968Δ Corcoran-S Pk
1969Δ Colosseum
1970Δ Muir
1971Δ Middle Palisade
1972Δ Ericsson
1973Δ Gregorys Monument
1974Δ Gemini
1975Δ Cotter
1976Δ Bighorn
1977Δ White Mountains Peak 13615
1978Δ Wilson
1979Δ Harvard
1980Δ Blanca
1981Δ Elbert
1982Δ Grays
1983Δ Kings
1984Δ Hogue
1985Δ Wood
1986Δ Hole in the Mountain
1987Δ Downs
1988Δ Cloud
1989Δ Hyndman
1990Δ Pyramid
1991Δ Spalding
1992Δ Vermilion
1993Δ Hope
1994Δ Fletcher
1995Δ Jones
1996Δ Febbas
1997Δ Delano
1998Δ Nebo
1999Δ Cherry Creek Benchmark
2000Δ Schell Creek Peak 3595
2001Δ Parsons Peak-Northwest Ridge
2002Δ Taft
2003Δ Gilbert
2004Δ Hoffmann
2005Δ Marsh
2006Δ Sandia Crest
2007Δ Medicine Bow
2008Δ Fillmore
2009Δ Baldy-West Ridge
2010Δ Saddle Peak East
YearN America


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 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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