Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Ian Charters's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    


YearUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsE EuropeME-Ind-CAsAfrica
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 Macdui    Δ 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   Δ Ararat 
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   Δ Kilimanjaro
2017Δ Cartridge HillΔ Dit d'OltàΔ Schilthorn   
2018Δ An TeallachΔ Aitana Δ Gellert Hegy Δ Roque de los Muchachos
2019Δ Meall BuidheΔ TeixochΔ Cima della Rosetta   
2020     Δ Montaña de Guama
YearUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsE EuropeME-Ind-CAsAfrica


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:

  • "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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