Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Ken Oeser'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    


YearScandN AmericaS America
1963 Δ Clingmans Dome 
1987 Δ Cadillac 
1989 Δ Half Dome 
1991 Δ Guadalupe 
1992 Δ Black Elk 
1993 Δ Washington 
1994 Δ Whitney 
1995 Δ Kings 
1996 Δ Elbert 
1997 Δ Boundary 
1998 Δ Rainier 
1999 Δ Granite 
2000 Δ Gannett 
2001 Δ Lookout 
2002 Δ Grays 
2003 Δ Ryans Creek 
2004 Δ Blanca 
2005 Δ Lemmon 
2006 Δ Sandymush Bald 
2007 Δ Wilson 
2008 Δ Pinos 
2009 Δ Lincoln 
2010 Δ East 
2011 Δ Shasta 
2012 Δ Harvard 
2013 Δ Sugarloaf 
2014 Δ Baldy 
2015 Δ Windom 
2016 Δ Monument 
2017 Δ Delano 
2018 Δ WaasΔ Huayna Picchu
2019 Δ Medicine Bow 
2020 Δ American Fork Twin Peaks 
2021Δ LangihryggurΔ Gilbert 
YearScandN AmericaS 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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