Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Gordon MacLeod'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    


YearCanadaWest USAMex-CA-Cbn
1919 Δ Tower 
1934 Δ Davidson 
1937 Δ Half Dome 
1959 Δ Whitney 
1961 Δ San Gorgonio 
1962 Δ Split 
1963 Δ WilliamsonΔ Orizaba
1964 Δ White MountainΔ Picacho del Diablo
1965 Δ Rainier 
1966 Δ Starlight 
1967 Δ Birch 
1968Δ TempleΔ Corcoran-S Pk 
1969 Δ Colosseum 
1970 Δ Muir 
1971 Δ Middle Palisade 
1972 Δ Ericsson 
1973 Δ Gregorys Monument 
1974 Δ Gemini 
1975 Δ Cotter 
1976 Δ Bighorn 
1977 Δ White Mountains Peak 13615 
1978 Δ Wilson 
1979 Δ Harvard 
1980 Δ Blanca 
1981 Δ Elbert 
1982 Δ Grays 
1983 Δ Kings 
1984 Δ Hogue 
1985 Δ Wood 
1986 Δ Hole in the Mountain 
1987 Δ Downs 
1988 Δ Cloud 
1989 Δ Hyndman 
1990 Δ Pyramid 
1991 Δ Spalding 
1992 Δ Vermilion 
1993 Δ Hope 
1994 Δ Fletcher 
1995 Δ Jones 
1996 Δ Febbas 
1997 Δ Delano 
1998 Δ Nebo 
1999 Δ Cherry Creek Benchmark 
2000 Δ Schell Creek Peak 3595 
2001 Δ Parsons Peak-Northwest Ridge 
2002 Δ Taft 
2003 Δ Gilbert 
2004 Δ Hoffmann 
2005 Δ Marsh 
2006 Δ Sandia Crest 
2007 Δ Medicine Bow 
2008 Δ Fillmore 
2009 Δ Baldy-West Ridge 
2010 Δ Saddle Peak East 
YearCanadaWest USAMex-CA-Cbn


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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