Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Jim Langdon'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
0Δ Latour Baldy
1962Δ Observation Rock
1963Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens-X
1964Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens
1965Δ Rainier
1966Δ Rainier
1967Δ Grand Teton
1968Δ Rainier
1969Δ Liberty Cap
1970Δ Rainier
1971Δ Grand Teton
1972Δ Snowbank
1973Δ Stuart-X
1974Δ Timpanogos
1975Δ Rainier-X
1976Δ Longs
1977Δ East Temple
1978Δ Shasta
1979Δ Point Success
1980Δ Rainier
1981Δ Rainier
1982Δ Rainier
1983Δ Rainier
1984Δ Rainier
1985Δ Rainier
1986Δ Rainier
1987Δ Rainier
1988Δ Rainier
1989Δ Rainier
1990Δ Snowpatch Spire
1991Δ Jack-X
1992Δ Sunset
1993Δ Seven Fingered Jack
1994Δ Heaven's Gate
1995Δ Trapper
1996Δ Logan
1997Δ Bald
1998Δ Blue Lake
1999Δ Lexington Tower
2000Δ Graham
2001Δ Assiniboine-X
2002Δ Clay Butte Lookout
2003Δ Fremont
2004Δ Rainier-X
2005Δ Adams
2006Δ Rainier
2007Δ Granite-X
2008Δ Hole in the Mountain
2009Δ Stuart
2010Δ Fremont
2011Δ Baker
2012Δ Eldorado
2013Δ Sloan
2014Δ East Temple
2015Δ Glacier
2016Δ Scott
2017Δ Pikes
2018Δ Cache
2019Δ Diamond
2020Δ Jumpoff
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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