Snapshot Grid for Europe - Highest Point Reached

Pete Ellis's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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/World Hybrid    


YearScandUK/IreFranceSpain/PortGermanySwitzAustriaItalyEast EUBalkansRussia
0 Δ Braeriach-Carn na Criche         
1995 Δ Pen y Fan         
1996 Δ Helvellyn         
1997 Δ Snowdon         
1998 Δ Beinn Ime         
1999 Δ Ben Lui         
2001 Δ Ben Macdui         
2002 Δ Ben Nevis         
2003 Δ Aonach Beag         
2004 Δ BraeriachΔ Blanc    Δ Blanc   
2005 Δ Beinn a'BhuirdΔ BuetΔ Teide       
2006 Δ Sgurr nan Eugallt Δ Garajonay       
2007 Δ Broad LawΔ Les Cornettes de Bise  Δ Les Cornettes de Bise     
2008 Δ Sgurr GhiubhsachainΔ Pointe Percée  Δ Rosa     
2009 Δ FoinavenΔ ChamechaudeΔ Roque de los Muchachos Δ Dents du Midi Δ Chetif   
2010  Δ La Tournette  Δ Säntis Δ Gran Paradiso   
2011  Δ Pointe Blanche       Δ Elbrus
2012  Δ Lachat        
2013 Δ Slieve DonardΔ Puy de Sancy        
2014 Δ Carn MorΔ Cinto    Δ Cimone   
2015Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Lugnaquillia Δ Ruivo Δ Albristhore     
2016 Δ Carrauntoohil    Δ Wilder Kaiser Δ Gerlachovský štítΔ Vihren 
2017Δ HvannadalshnúkurΔ Binn idir an Dá Log  Δ Zugspitze Δ Zugspitze    
2018Δ RondeslottetΔ Beinn an Oir         
2019Δ Kebnekaise-NordtoppenΔ Beinn Mhor         
YearScandUK/IreFranceSpain/PortGermanySwitzAustriaItalyEast EUBalkansRussia


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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:

  • Microstates and small islands are included in the nearest or most logical larger grouping.

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