Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Isolated Peak

Richard Wren's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0 Δ Culter Fell   
1982 Δ Ben Nevis   
1987 Δ Pap of Glencoe   
1992 Δ Carrock Fell   
1993 Δ Sail   
1995 Δ Høgevarde   
1997 Δ Schiehallion   
1998 Δ Cadair Idris - Penygadair   
1999 Δ Kinder Scout   
2000 Δ Cross Fell   
2001 Δ Bleaklow Head   
2002 Δ Rombald's Moor   
2003 Δ Ben Hope   
2004 Δ Winter Hill   
2005 Δ Ben Cruachan   
2006 Δ Ben More   
2007 Δ Calf   
2008 Δ Snowdon   
2009 Δ Scafell Pike  Δ Avalanche
2010 Δ Ben Macdui   
2011 Δ Broad Law   
2012    Δ Kosciuszko
2013 Δ Beinn Ime   
2014 Δ Cheviot   
2015 Δ Merrick   
2016 Δ Galdhøpiggen   
2017 Δ Snežka Δ do Arieiro 
2018 Δ Punta la Marmora   
2019Δ AmigosΔ Grand Ballon   
2020 Δ Ben Nevis   
2021 Δ Urra Moor - Round Hill   
2022 Δ Bois de Baissey Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2023 Δ Carn na CaimΔ Olympus  


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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:

  • The dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "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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