Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Kyle Atkins'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
1961Δ Tower
1962Δ Twin Peaks
1963Δ Excelsior
1964Δ North Palisade
1965Δ North
1966Δ Matterhorn
1967Δ Leavitt
1968Δ Olancha
1969Δ Muriel
1970Δ Rainier
1971Δ Lyell
1972Δ Evans
1973Δ Starlight
1974Δ Matterhorn
1975Δ Shasta
1976Δ Split
1977Δ White Mountain
1978Δ University
1979Δ Darwin
1980Δ Sill
1981Δ Whitney
1982Δ Whitney
1983Δ Cardinal
1984Δ North Palisade
1985Δ Bear Creek Spire
1986Δ Borah
1987Δ Whitney
1988Δ Goddard
1989Δ Tom
1990Δ Stanford
1991Δ Mauna Kea
1992Δ Birch
1993Δ Kaweah
1994Δ Denali
1995Δ Whitney
1996Δ Gannett
1997Δ Whitney
1998Δ Hooper
1999Δ Boundary
2000Δ Whitney
2001Δ Arrow
2002Δ Florence
2003Δ Whitney
2004Δ Triple Divide
2005Δ Kings
2006Δ Julius Caesar
2007Δ Whitney
2008Δ Humphreys
2009Δ Whitney
2010Δ Gemini
2011Δ Parsons
2012Δ Tower
2013Δ Whitney
2014Δ Whitney
2015Δ Tower
2016Δ Ritter
2017Δ Whitney
2018Δ Whitney
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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