Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Most Prominent Peak

Richard Wren's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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    


YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaAfricaAust-Ocean
0 Δ Culter Fell       
1982 Δ Ben Nevis       
1987 Δ Pap of Glencoe       
1992 Δ Carrock Fell       
1993 Δ Sail       
1995Δ HøgevardeΔ Great Calva       
1997 Δ Binnein Mor Δ Becco di Filadonna     
1998 Δ Cadair Idris - Penygadair Δ Palon     
1999 Δ Brandon       
2000 Δ Helvellyn       
2001 Δ Bleaklow Head   Δ Swinica   
2002 Δ Old Man of Coniston       
2003 Δ Ben Hope Δ Grosser Mythen     
2004 Δ Pillar       
2005 Δ Ben Cruachan       
2006 Δ Sgurr Alasdair       
2007 Δ Calf       
2008 Δ Snowdon       
2009 Δ Scafell Pike      Δ Tongariro
2010 Δ Ben Macdui       
2011 Δ Goat Fell       
2012        Δ Kosciuszko
2013 Δ Beinn Ime Δ La Paganella     
2014 Δ Liathach       
2015 Δ Merrick Δ Serla     
2016Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Slieve Donard   Δ Suur Munamagi   
2017 Δ Bidean Nam Bian   Δ Snežka Δ do Arieiro 
2018 Δ Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Dubh Δ L'Aiguillette des PosettesΔ Punta la Marmora    
2019 Δ Grand BallonΔ Turó del CalvariΔ Zugspitze  Δ Amigos  
2020 Δ Ben Nevis       
2021 Δ Storr       
2022 Δ Ben More Δ Pizzo Arera   Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2023 Δ Meall na Leitreach       
YearScandUK/NW EurIberiaAlpsS EuropeE EuropeN AmericaAfricaAust-Ocean


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 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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