Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Rick Taylor'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USA
0   Δ Haynes
1980   Δ Marcy
1981   Δ Clingmans Dome
1982   Δ Giant
1986   Δ Dix
1987   Δ Panther
1988   Δ Big Slide
1989   Δ Colvin
1990   Δ Esther
1991   Δ Santanoni
1992 Δ Resplendent Δ Iroquois
1993   Δ Washington
1994   Δ Monroe
1995   Δ Katahdin
1996  Δ WhitneyΔ Killington
1997   Δ Old Speck
1998  Δ DanaΔ Mansfield
1999   Δ Jefferson
2000   Δ White Cap
2001   Δ Cadillac
2002   Δ Carrigain
2003   Δ Snowy
2004Δ Haleakala  Δ Moosilauke
2005   Δ Slide
2006  Δ Rainbow PointΔ Donaldson
2007   Δ Giant
2008  Δ FreelΔ Ellen
2009   Δ Phelps
2010  Δ WildroseΔ Mitchell
2011  Δ RoseΔ Giant
2012  Δ Clouds RestΔ Slide
2013  Δ FreelΔ Slide
2014  Δ ElbertΔ Mansfield
2015  Δ MassiveΔ South Twin
2016  Δ LincolnΔ Washington
2017  Δ BelfordΔ Slide
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USA


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:

  • 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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