Snapshot Grid for Europe - Highest Point Reached

Ian Charters'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/World Hybrid    


YearUK/IreSpain/PortSwitzItalyEast EU
0Δ Bowfell - North TopΔ Puig de Tossals Verds - South Top   
1996Δ Hail Storm Hill    
1997Δ Pendle Hill    
1998Δ Old Man of Coniston    
1999Δ Snowdon    
2000Δ Ben Nevis    
2001Δ Ben MacduiΔ Ruivo   
2002Δ A'Chralaig    
2003Δ Meall Garbh  Δ Gran Paradiso 
2004Δ Ben AlderΔ Puig d'Alfabia   
2005Δ Ben LawersΔ Puig de l'Ofre   
2006Δ BrandonΔ Puig Mayor-X   
2007Δ Beinn GhlasΔ Puig de Massanella   
2008Δ LochnagarΔ Puig de Massanella South Twin Top I   
2009Δ Ben StaravΔ Puig des Coll des Jou   
2010Δ Stob Coire EasainΔ Serra de Torrelles   
2011Δ Binnein Mor    
2012Δ Sgurr Choinnich MorΔ Es Tossals   
2013Δ BraeriachΔ Puig Caragali   
2014Δ Boulsworth Hill - Lad LawΔ Es Barranco   
2015Δ Creag MeagaidhΔ El Toro   
2016Δ Ailsa CraigΔ Bernia   
2017Δ Cartridge HillΔ Dit d'OltàΔ Schilthorn  
2018Δ An TeallachΔ Roque de los Muchachos  Δ Gellert Hegy
2019Δ Meall BuidheΔ Teixoch Δ Cima della Rosetta 
2020 Δ Montaña de Guama   
YearUK/IreSpain/PortSwitzItalyEast EU


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:

  • Microstates and small islands are included in the nearest or most logical larger grouping.

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