Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Richard Wren's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    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 Becco di Filadonna
Δ Schiehallion
1998 Δ Palon
Δ Cadair Idris - Penygadair
1999 Δ Mullach Clach a'Bhlair
Δ Brandon
Δ Kinder Scout
2000 Δ Helvellyn
Δ Cross Fell
2001 Δ Swinica
Δ Bleaklow Head
2002 Δ Old Man of Coniston
Δ Rombald's Moor
2003 Δ Grosser Mythen
Δ Ben Hope
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 Δ Tongariro
Δ Avalanche
2010 Δ Ben Macdui  
2011 Δ Goat Fell
Δ Broad Law
2012   Δ Kosciuszko
Δ Barney
2013 Δ Krn
Δ La Paganella
Δ Beinn Ime
2014 Δ An Teallach
Δ Liathach
Δ Cheviot
2015 Δ Piz de Peres
Δ Merrick
2016 Δ Galdhøpiggen
Δ Szpiglasowy Wierch
2017 Δ SnežkaΔ do Arieiro 
2018 Δ Aiguille Pourrie
Δ Punta la Marmora
2019Δ AmigosΔ Zugspitze
Δ Grand Ballon
2020 Δ Ben Nevis  
2021 Δ Inaccessible Pinnacle
Δ Storr
Δ Urra Moor - Round Hill
2022 Δ Pizzo Arera
Δ Ben More
Δ Bois de Baissey
Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2023 Δ Cairn Gorm - Cairn Lochan
Δ Meall na Leitreach
Δ Carn na Caim


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:

  • 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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