Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Most Prominent Peak

Bill Carpenter's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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    


YearIberiaAlpsE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaAsia E+SEAfrica
1981   Δ Needles   
1983   Δ Whitney   
1985   Δ Olomana   
1991   Δ San Jacinto   
1992   Δ Simi   
1993   Δ San Antonio   
1994   Δ Reyes   
1996   Δ Red Slate   
1997   Δ Black Giant   
1998   Δ Gaylor   
1999     Δ Yatsuga-take 
2000   Δ San Gorgonio   
2001   Δ Huntington   
2002   Δ Half Dome   
2003   Δ Conness   
2004   Δ Tuolumne   
2005   Δ Vogelsang   
2006   Δ Dana   
2007   Δ Starr   
2008   Δ Langley   
2009   Δ Split   
2010   Δ Spencer   
2011   Δ White Mountain   
2012   Δ Hines   
2013   Δ Ritter   
2014   Δ Pinos   
2015   Δ Telescope   
2016   Δ Grapevine   
2017   Δ Shasta  Δ Big Daddy Dune
2018 Δ ZwieselbergΔ PetrínΔ Charleston   
2019Δ Foia Δ ElbrusΔ Elbert   
2020   Δ Wheeler   
2021   Δ Gannett   
2022   Δ OrizabaΔ Huayna Picchu  
2023   Δ Coyote   
YearIberiaAlpsE EuropeN AmericaS AmericaAsia E+SEAfrica


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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