Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Michael Schwartz'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearUK/NW EurN AmericaS AmericaAsia E+SEAfrica
0 Δ Evans   
1950 Δ High Point   
1952 Δ Cannon   
1953 Δ Culps Hill   
1956 Δ Bunker Hill   
1958 Δ Mitchell   
1960 Δ Sunrise   
1961 Δ Telegraph Hill   
1962 Δ San Jacinto   
1963 Δ Marcy   
1964 Δ Spruce Knob   
1965 Δ Rogers   
1966 Δ Washington   
1967 Δ Brasstown Bald   
1968 Δ Elbert   
1969 Δ Whitney   
1970 Δ Mauna Kea   
1971 Δ Wheeler   
1972 Δ Kill Devil Hill Δ Bukit Timah 
1973 Δ Queen Anne Hill   
1974 Δ San Gorgonio Δ Tai Mo Shan 
1975 Δ Curwood   
1976 Δ Emory   
1977 Δ Iron   
1978Δ Montmartre    
1979Δ FeldbergΔ Lanipo Summit   
1980 Δ Massive   
1981 Δ Kings   
1982 Δ Kitt   
1983 Δ Guerin Benchmark   
1984 Δ Jockeys Ridge   
1985 Δ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP   
1986 Δ Whiteface   
1988 Δ Rainbow Point   
1989    Δ Ruivo
1990 Δ Sassafrass Mountain-E Pk   
1992 Δ Bald   
1993 Δ Rainier   
1994  Δ Morro do Corcovado  
1995 Δ Pikes   
1996 Δ Crawford Hill   
1997 Δ Lincoln   
1998 Δ Hooiberg   
1999 Δ Killington   
2000 Δ Whitetop   
2001 Δ Devils Playground   
2002 Δ Peale   
2003 Δ Punta   
2004 Δ Seward   
2005 Δ Spanish   
2006 Δ Balsam Beartown   
2007 Δ Scott   
2008 Δ Coldbranch   
2009 Δ Blood   
2010 Δ Rose   
2011 Δ Grant   
2012 Δ Stony Tower Hill   
2013 Δ Everett   
2014 Δ Mitchell   
2015 Δ Odakota   
2016 Δ (Pasquia Hills HP)   
2017 Δ High Point-North Ridge   
2018 Δ Tucson HP   
2019 Δ Arvon   
YearUK/NW EurN AmericaS AmericaAsia E+SEAfrica


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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