Snapshot Grid for World/EU - Highest Point Reached

Jim Jackson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  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    


YearN America
1950Δ Grassy
1951Δ Grassy
1952Δ Mitchell
1953Δ Tablerock
1954Δ Grassy
1955Δ Cloudland
1956Δ Grassy
1957Δ Linville
1958Δ Shumont
1959Δ Grassy
1960Δ Grassy
1961Δ Grassy
1962Δ Grassy
1963Δ Grassy
1964Δ Grassy
1965Δ Grassy
1966Δ Grassy
1967Δ Grassy
1968Δ Grassy
1969Δ Grassy
1970Δ Grassy
1971Δ Linville
1972Δ Grassy
1973Δ Grassy
1974Δ Grassy
1975Δ Grassy
1976Δ Mitchell
1977Δ Grassy
1978Δ Grassy
1981Δ Rendezvous
1982Δ Iron
1983Δ Mitchell
1984Δ Roan High Bluff
1985Δ Mitchell
1987Δ Liberty Island HP
1988Δ Buri Buri Ridge
1989Δ Mitchell
1990Δ Cobble
1991Δ Rough Ridge-Ship Rock
1992Δ Black Balsam Knob
1993Δ Black Balsam Knob
1995Δ Craig
1997Δ Whitney-X
1998Δ Fiske Hill
1999Δ Clingmans Dome
2001Δ Rough Ridge-Ship Rock
2002Δ Mars Hill
2003Δ Olmsted Point
2004Δ Stony Knob
2005Δ Evans
2006Δ Cathedral Ledge
2007Δ Whiteface
2008Δ Lake Serene Hill
2009Δ Rattlesnake Ledge
2010Δ Mitchell
2011Δ Blood
2012Δ Phinney Ridge
2013Δ (Trail Ridge)
2014Δ Caesars Head
2015Δ Alpine Hill
2016Δ Roan High Knob
2017Δ Tray
2018Δ Potato Knob
2019Δ Elk Knob
2020Δ Black Elk
2021Δ Huckleberry Knob
YearN America


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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