Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Bob Wyka'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  
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  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearAlpsN AmericaME-Ind-CAsAfrica
1972 Δ Whitney  
1973 Δ Langley  
1974 Δ Signal  
1975 Δ White Mountain  
1976 Δ Twin Peaks  
1977 Δ Picacho del Diablo  
1978 Δ Alta  
1979 Δ Reinstein  
1980 Δ Rainier  
1981 Δ Royce  
1985 Δ Agassiz  
1986 Δ Middle Palisade Δ Kilimanjaro
1987 Δ WilliamsonΔ Island 
1988 Δ Disappointment  
1989Δ MatterhornΔ Barnard  
1990 Δ Tom  
1991 Δ Russell  
1992 Δ MalloryΔ Mera 
1993 Δ Humphreys  
1994 Δ Corcoran  
1995 Δ Warren  
1996 Δ Newcomb  
1997 Δ LeConte  
1998 Δ Muir  
1999 Δ Tyndall  
2000 Δ Starr King  
2001 Δ Mendel  
2002 Δ Keith  
2004 Δ Observation  
2007 Δ Spirit  
2008 Δ Thompson  
2009 Δ Midway  
2010 Δ Point Powell  
2011 Δ Red Kaweah  
2012 Δ Whitney  
2013 Δ Whitney  
2014 Δ Split  
2015 Δ Whitney  
2016 Δ Keany Benchmark  
2017 Δ Whitney  
2020 Δ Whitney  
2021 Δ Whitney  
YearAlpsN AmericaME-Ind-CAsAfrica


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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