Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

James Stone's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    


YearWest USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-OceanAntarctica
0   Δ Foel Grach     
1966   Δ Glastonbury Tor     
1969   Δ Brandon Hill Δ Victoria   
1974   Δ Black     
1980   Δ Profitas Ilas     
1981   Δ Ben Nevis     
1982   Δ Snowdon     
1983   Δ Scafell Pike   Δ Uluru 
1984   Δ Scafell Pike Δ Victoria   
1985   Δ Cairn Gorm     
1986   Δ Ben More     
1987   Δ Ben Lawers     
1988   Δ Ben Macdui     
1989   Δ Braeriach     
1990   Δ Lochnagar     
1991   Δ Ben Macdui     
1992   Δ Bidean Nam Bian     
1993   Δ Ben Nevis     
1994   Δ Ben Cruachan     
1995   Δ Stob Choire Claurigh     
1996   Δ Elbrus-E Pk     
1997   Δ Ben More     
1998   Δ Sgor an Lochain Uaine     
1999   Δ Stob Coire Easain     
2000   Δ Stob Ghabhar     
2001   Δ Binnein Mor     
2002   Δ Ben Macdui-North Top     
2003   Δ Aonach Mor     
2004   Δ Cairn Gorm     
2005   Δ Sgurr a'Mhaoraich     
2006   Δ Lochnagar     
2007   Δ Ben Nevis     
2008   Δ Aonach Beag     
2009   Δ Aonach Beag     
2010   Δ Ben LuiΔ Gebel Mûsa    
2011Δ Borah  Δ Beinn a'Bhuird     
2012   Δ Ben Macdui     
2013Δ Massive  Δ Sgurr Mór     
2014 Δ OrizabaΔ Ojos del SaladoΔ Aonach air Chrith  Δ KilimanjaroΔ Giluwe 
2015   Δ Beinn Odhar BheagΔ Damavand    
2016   Δ Elbrus     
2017   Δ Blanc-X  Δ Jebel Toubkal Δ Sidley
2018 Δ Tajumulco Δ (Vesuvius)  Δ TeideΔ Ruapehu 
2019   Δ Blanc Δ Bukit Timah Δ Round 
2020   Δ Skiddaw  Δ Ruivo  
2021   Δ Ida     
2022   Δ Great Sca Fell     
YearWest USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-OceanAntarctica


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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