Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Tom Cope'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
1985     Δ Lincoln     
1986     Δ Quandary     
1987     Δ Elbert     
1988     Δ Shavano     
1989     Δ La Plata     
1990     Δ Harvard     
1991     Δ Rainier     
1992     Δ Popocatépetl     
1993     Δ Orizaba     
1994    Δ ElbrusΔ Blanca     
1995     Δ Whitney     
1996     Δ Crestone     
1997     Δ Grays     
1998Δ Montmartre    Δ Grays     
1999     Δ Culebra   Δ Kilimanjaro 
2000     Δ Emerald     
2001     Δ Grays     
2002     Δ Castle Rock     
2003   Δ Lycabettus Δ Bear     
2004     Δ Redcloud     
2005     Δ Grays     
2006Δ Ben Nevis    Δ Bierstadt     
2007     Δ Engelmann     
2008     Δ Jicarita    Δ Kosciuszko
2009     Δ Uncompahgre     
2010     Δ Peak Z     
2011    Δ MoldoveanuΔ Hesperus     
2012    Δ RysyΔ Santa Fe     
2013Δ Slieve Donard   Δ GoverlaΔ Ruby  Δ Bukit Timah  
2014Δ Ben of Howth  Δ Musala Δ Grays Δ AraratΔ Kinabalu  
2015Δ SnowdonΔ Rock of Gibraltar  Δ SnežkaΔ Bierstadt  Δ Lantau  
2016Δ Bray Head/Ceann Bhré  Δ Korab Δ ParnassusΔ Tres KandúΔ PidurutalagalaΔ Fuji-san  
2017Δ Signal de Botrange Δ Chemin des RévoiresΔ MaglicΔ Hara DzyarzhynskayaΔ Epaulie  Δ Jiulong Shan  
2018Δ Scafell PikeΔ VeletaΔ Ljubljanski gradΔ Velika Rudoka Δ Bierstadt Δ OlympusΔ Nam Long Shan  
2019Δ Beerberg Δ Zugspitze Δ FichtelbergΔ VictoriaΔ Santa AnaΔ Bolektau   
YearUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean


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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