Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Curt Baxstrom'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    


YearUK/NW EurN AmericaME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAust-Ocean
1985 Δ Diamond Head   
1992 Δ Mitchell   
1993 Δ Bogachiel   
1994 Δ Musick   
1995 Δ Green   
1996 Δ Ingalls Peak-S Pk   
1997 Δ Adams   
1998 Δ Baker   
1999 Δ Little Tahoma   
2000 Δ Rainier   
2001 Δ Fernow   
2002 Δ Glacier   
2003Δ Colline de la RevancheΔ Jack   
2004 Δ Baker   
2005 Δ Tower   
2006 Δ Little Tahoma  Δ Kosciuszko
2007 Δ McLoughlin   
2008 Δ Hood   
2009 Δ Shasta   
2010Δ WasserkuppeΔ Reynolds   
2011 Δ Anderson   
2012 Δ Deer   
2013 Δ Baker   
2014Δ Scafell PikeΔ Robinson   
2015 Δ Pikes   
2016 Δ Broken Top-S Pk   
2017 Δ Shastina Δ Badaling 
2018 Δ BrokeoffΔ Chandigarh HPΔ Bijiang 
2019 Δ Monument Δ Bukhan-san 
2020 Δ West   
YearUK/NW EurN 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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