Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Paul Michelson'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    


YearUK/NW EurAlpsN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAust-Ocean
0  Δ Big White    
1968  Δ Alpine Valley Ski Hill    
1974  Δ Pine Knob    
1976  Δ Holly    
1977  Δ Boyne    
1979 Δ Eckbauer     
1981  Δ Cloud    
1983  Δ Rainier    
1984  Δ Shasta-X    
1985  Δ Rainier    
1986  Δ Snowfield    
1987  Δ Rainier    
1988  Δ Stuart    
1989  Δ Dragontail    
1990  Δ Rainier    
1991  Δ North Gardner    
1992  Δ Cannon    
1993  Δ Seven Fingered Jack    
1994  Δ Reynolds    
1995  Δ Huffers Hill    
1996  Δ Bonanza    
1997  Δ Kimtah    
1998  Δ Baker    
1999  Δ Cathedral    
2000  Δ Carru    
2001  Δ Adams    
2002  Δ Rainier-X    
2003  Δ Stuart    
2004  Δ Spickard    
2005  Δ Jack    
2006  Δ Haleakala    
2008  Δ Clingmans Dome    
2009  Δ Elbert   Δ Kosciuszko
2010  Δ Mauna Kea  Δ Bukhan-san 
2011 Δ Weihenstephan HillΔ Andrew  Δ Yeongchuk-san - South 
2012  Δ Tiffany Δ Ankara Hill  
2013Δ MontmartreΔ HafelekarspitzeΔ McGregor  Δ Takao-zan 
2014  Δ Haleakala    
2015  Δ Plummer    
2016  Δ Red Benchmark    
2017  Δ Whitney    
2018 Δ Bric della MaddalenaΔ Hozomeen    
2019  Δ BorahΔ Ojos del Salado-X   
2020  Δ Midnight Mountain South Summit    
2021  Δ Higgins Lookout Site    
YearUK/NW EurAlpsN AmericaS AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAust-Ocean


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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