Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Bob Martin'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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YearN America
0Δ Massive
1962Δ Angels Landing
1963Δ Clingmans Dome
1964Δ Deer
1965Δ Marmot Point
1966Δ Longs
1967Δ Hagues
1969Δ Tombstone Ridge
1970Δ Bighorn
1971Δ Elbert
1972Δ Lincoln
1974Δ Grays
1975Δ of the Holy Cross
1976Δ Peak 11824
1977Δ Marmot
1978Δ Haleakala
1979Δ Castle
1980Δ Uncompahgre
1981Δ Blanca
1982Δ Mauna Kea
1983Δ Pigeon
1984Δ West Spanish
1985Δ Jackson
1986Δ Treasure
1987Δ Peak L
1988Δ Flat Top
1989Δ Lizard Head
1990Δ Devils Playground
1991Δ Peak 12902
1992Δ Fleur De Lis
1993Δ Sheep
1994Δ Larkspur
1995Δ Whitehouse
1996Δ Crestone Peak-E Pk
1997Δ Peak 11563
1998Δ Wheeler
1999Δ Kings
2000Δ Whitney
2001Δ Borah
2002Δ Pennell
2003Δ Peak 10880
2004Δ Peak 11209
2005Δ Sloane
2006Δ Big Jim
2007Δ TV Hill
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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