Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Top Ascents in All Categories

Ronald James's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearAlpsN America
1983 Δ Black Elk
1985 Δ Moro Rock
1986 Δ Clingmans Dome
Δ Cadillac
1988 Δ Ellinor
1989 Δ Elk Mountain West
Δ Pilchuck
1990 Δ Pugh
1991 Δ Sahale
Δ Aix
1992 Δ Baker
1993 Δ Adams
1994 Δ Shasta
1995 Δ Shuksan
Δ Saint Helens
1996 Δ Rainier
1997 Δ Buckner
Δ Brothers
1998 Δ Dragontail
Δ Three Fingers
Δ Deception
Δ Constance
1999 Δ Beartooth Butte
Δ Sloan
Δ Washburn
2000 Δ Stuart
2001 Δ Plummer
2002 Δ Hurricane Hill
2005 Δ Tolmie
Δ Tolmie Peak Lookout
2006 Δ Plummer
2007 Δ Second Burroughs
Δ Snoqualmie
2008 Δ Guye
2009 Δ Fairview
Δ Dege
2010 Δ Chutla
2012 Δ Poo Poo Point
2013Δ Stanserhorn 
2014 Δ Skyscraper
Δ Tahtlum
2015 Δ McNeeley
Δ Catherine
2016 Δ Wallaby
Δ Antler
YearAlpsN 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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