Snapshot Grid for Europe - Top Ascents in All Categories

Richard Wren's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearScandUK/IreFranceSpain/PortGermanySwitzAustriaItalyEast EUBalkans
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 Schiehallion
     Δ Becco di Filadonna  
1998 Δ Cadair Idris - Penygadair     Δ Palon  
1999 Δ Mullach Clach a'Bhlair
Δ Brandon
Δ Kinder Scout
2000 Δ Helvellyn
Δ Cross Fell
2001 Δ Bleaklow Head      Δ Swinica 
2002 Δ Old Man of Coniston
Δ Rombald's Moor
2003 Δ Ben Hope   Δ Grosser Mythen
Δ Lägern
2004 Δ Pillar
Δ Winter Hill
2005 Δ Ben Cruachan        
2006 Δ Sgurr a'Mhaim
Δ Sgurr Alasdair
Δ Ben More
2007 Δ Caher
Δ Calf
2008 Δ Snowdon        
2009 Δ Scafell Pike        
2010 Δ Ben Macdui        
2011 Δ Goat Fell
Δ Broad Law
2013 Δ Beinn Ime     Δ La Paganella Δ Krn
2014 Δ An Teallach
Δ Liathach
Δ Cheviot
2015 Δ Aran Fawddwy
Δ Merrick
     Δ Piz de Peres
Δ Serla
2016Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Slieve Donard      Δ Szpiglasowy Wierch
Δ Suur Munamagi
2017 Δ Bidean Nam Bian
Δ Snaefell
 Δ do Arieiro    Δ Snežka 
2018 Δ Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Dubh
Δ Butser Hill
Δ Aiguille Pourrie
Δ L'Aiguillette des Posettes
Δ Le Brévent
    Δ Punta la Marmora  
2019 Δ Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan
Δ Beinn a'Bheithir - Sgorr Dhearg
Δ Ben of Howth
Δ Grand BallonΔ Turó del CalvariΔ Zugspitze Δ Zugspitze   
2020 Δ Ben Nevis        
2021 Δ Inaccessible Pinnacle
Δ Storr
Δ Urra Moor - Round Hill
2022 Δ Ben More
Δ Ben Cleuch
Δ L'Aiguillette des Posettes
Δ Bois de Baissey
  Δ Tête de Balme Δ Pizzo Arera  
2023 Δ Cairn Gorm - Cairn Lochan
Δ Ben Klibreck - Meall nan Con
YearScandUK/IreFranceSpain/PortGermanySwitzAustriaItalyEast EUBalkans


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:

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

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