Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Ian Hill's Ascents by Year/Place

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  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    


YearUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsME-Ind-CAsAfrica
0Δ Silver How    
1970  Δ Generoso  
1977Δ Scafell Pike    
1978Δ Scafell    
1979Δ Aran Fawddwy    
1981Δ Skiddaw    
1983Δ Cross Fell    
1984Δ Old Man of Coniston    
1985Δ Great End    
1986Δ Snowdon    
1987Δ Skiddaw-Little Man    
1988Δ Blencathra    
1989Δ Cruach Ardrain    
1990Δ Ben Nevis    
1991Δ Geal-Charn    
1992Δ Ben Lawers    
1993Δ Ben Macdui    
1994Δ Ben More    
1995Δ Cairn Gorm    
1996Δ Ben Cruachan    
1997Δ Crib y Ddysgl    
1998Δ Carrauntoohil   Δ Kilimanjaro
1999Δ Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan-West Top    
2000Δ Beinn Dearg    
2001Δ Beinn an LochainΔ MulhacénΔ Matterhorn  
2002Δ Sgurr Dhomhnuill Δ Mettelhorn  
2003Δ Beinn BhreacΔ Perdido Δ Kala Pattar 
2004Δ Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe    
2005Δ Beinn Trilleachan    
2006Δ Grasmoor    
2007Δ Raise   Δ Ras Dashen
2008Δ Pillar-Black Crag Δ Rosa  
2009Δ Pap of Glencoe    
2010Δ Grey Friar    
2011Δ Fountains Fell    
2012Δ Druim Fada-Stob a'Ghrianain    
2013Δ Binnein Shuas    
2014Δ Stob na Cruaiche    
2015Δ Great Dun Fell    
2016Δ Y Lliwedd   Δ El Morrón de la Agujereada
2017Δ Arenig Fawr   Δ Teide
2018Δ Mullaghcleevaun   Δ Ruivo
2019Δ Slieve Donard    
YearUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsME-Ind-CAsAfrica


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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