Snapshot Grid for Europe - Highest Point Reached

Andrew Brown'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    


YearUK/IreBeneluxFranceSpain/PortGermanySwitzAustriaItalyEast EUBalkansGreece
0Δ Castell y Gwynt Δ BlancΔ Coma PedrosaΔ ZugspitzeΔ MatterhornΔ ZugspitzeΔ Blanc   
1964Δ Skiddaw          
1998Δ Aonach Eagach-Sgor nam Fiannaidh          
1999Δ Sgor na h-Ulaidh          
2000Δ Bidean Nam Bian          
2001Δ Buachaille Etive Beag-Stob Dubh          
2002Δ Stob Ghabhar          
2003Δ Ben Nevis          
2004Δ Ben Macdui          
2005Δ Ben Lawers          
2006Δ Lochnagar          
2007Δ Beinn a'Bhuird          
2008Δ Ben More          
2009Δ Beinn Dorain     Δ Großglockner    
2010Δ Beinn Ime          
2011Δ A'Chralaig          
2012Δ Ben Cruachan          
2013Δ Beinn Mheadhoin  Δ Mulhacén       
2014Δ Aonach Beag          
2015Δ Beinn EnaiglairΔ Signal de Botrange         
2016Δ Beinn nan Oighreag  Δ Serra da Estrela       
2017Δ Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe  Δ Teide     Δ Musala 
2018Δ Beinn Dearg Mor       Δ SnežkaΔ Triglav 
2019Δ Fuar Tholl  Δ Rock of Gibraltar   Δ Dingli Cliffs  Δ Olympus
2020Δ Fara          
YearUK/IreBeneluxFranceSpain/PortGermanySwitzAustriaItalyEast EUBalkansGreece


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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