Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Peak Climbed

Mike Dawson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    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 EurAlpsN America
1968  Δ Jockey Cap
1969  Δ Monadnock
1970  Δ Katahdin
1971  Δ Major
1972  Δ Chocorua
1973  Δ Santa Fe Baldy
1974  Δ Lafayette
1978  Δ Monroe
1980  Δ Old Speck
1981Δ Colomby de GexΔ PourriΔ Washington
1982  Δ Longs
1983  Δ Castle
1984  Δ Adams
1985  Δ Longs
1986  Δ Marcy
1987Δ Cadair Idris-Penygadair  
1988  Δ Adams
1989  Δ Gros Morne
1995  Δ Bryant
1996  Δ Hemlock
1997  Δ Tooth
1998  Δ Vesper
1999  Δ Kangaroo Temple
2000  Δ Ingalls
2002  Δ Zion
2003  Δ Buckhorn Mountain-NE Pk
2004  Δ Steeple Rock
2005  Δ Silver Star
2006  Δ Hurricane Hill
2007  Δ Baldy
2008  Δ Baldy
2009  Δ Crag
2010  Δ North Petunia
2012  Δ Misery Ridge Summit
2013  Δ Burroughs
2014  Δ Townsend
2015  Δ Symmetry Spire
2016  Δ Baker
2017  Δ Tyler
2018  Δ Rock
2019  Δ Pikers
2020  Δ Cloudy
YearUK/NW EurAlpsN America


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:

  • "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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