Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Most Isolated Peak

Mike Dawson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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 Washington
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 McClellan Butte
1998  Δ Vesper
1999  Δ Constitution
2000  Δ Ingalls
2002  Δ Zion
2003  Δ Iron
2004  Δ Walker
2005  Δ Angeles
2006  Δ Hurricane Hill
2007  Δ Erie
2008  Δ Elk
2009  Δ Crag
2010  Δ Mission
2012  Δ Misery Ridge Summit
2013  Δ Burroughs
2014  Δ Townsend
2015  Δ Saint Helens
2016  Δ Baker
2017  Δ Tyler
2018  Δ Townsend
2019  Δ Blue
2020  Δ Hurricane Hill
YearUK/NW EurAlpsN America


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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