Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Al Sandorff'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    


1984 Δ Squaw 
1985 Δ Sugarloaf Hill 
1986 Δ Hayes Hill 
1987 Δ Sutro 
1988 Δ Telegraph Hill 
1989 Δ Twin Peaks 
1990 Δ Nob Hill 
1991 Δ Russian Hill 
1992 Δ Big Bald Rock 
1993 Δ Sawmill 
1994 Δ Hidden 
1995 Δ Peak 7008 
1996 Δ Freel 
1998 Δ Genoa 
1999 Δ Tahoe 
2000Δ HaleakalaΔ Lassen 
2001 Δ Twin Peaks 
2002 Δ Rainbow Point 
2003 Δ TallacΔ Liberty Island HP
2004 Δ Ralston 
2005 Δ Stevens 
2006 Δ Round Top 
2007 Δ Sonora 
2008 Δ Dunderberg 
2009 Δ Parsons 
2010 Δ Whitney 
2011 Δ Grant 
2012 Δ White Mountain 
2013 Δ Morgan 
2014 Δ MatterhornΔ Sugarloaf
2015 Δ TomΔ Campbell Hill
2016 Δ Olancha 
2017 Δ White Mountains Peak 10920Δ Flagstaff Hill
2018 Δ Twin Peaks 
2019 Δ Nipple 
2020 Δ TiogaΔ Castillo de San Marcos HP


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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