Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Hans Wenzl'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 USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SEAust-Ocean
0  Δ Middle  Δ Wilder Kaiser  
1979     Δ Wilder Freiger  
1980     Δ Rotondo  
1981     Δ Hochkönig  
1982     Δ Wildkarspitze  
1983     Δ Pimene  
1984Δ Mauna Kea Δ Dana     
1985  Δ Whitney     
1987     Δ Hochgern  
1988  Δ Telescope     
1989     Δ Hochfeiler  
1993  Δ White Mountain     
1994  Δ Cucamonga  Δ Schwarzenstein  
1995  Δ San Bernardino East  Δ Westlicher Feuerstein  
1996  Δ San Gorgonio     
1997  Δ Rabbit  Δ Slogen  
1998  Δ San Jacinto     
1999  Δ San Jacinto  Δ Kramerspitz  
2000  Δ Cuyamaca     
2001  Δ Cuyamaca  Δ des Mouches  
2002  Δ Cuyamaca     
2003 Δ SulphurΔ San Gorgonio  Δ Mitterhorn  
2004 Δ Tunnel   Δ Soiernspitze  
2005  Δ Cuyamaca  Δ Grosser Bettelwurf  
2006  Δ San Jacinto  Δ Hintere Goinger Halt  
2007  Δ Anderson  Δ Breithorn  
2008  Δ Cuyamaca  Δ Hinteres Sonnwendjoch  
2009  Δ San Jacinto  Δ Mahnkopf  
2010  Δ San Antonio Δ VillarricaΔ Ackerlspitze  
2011  Δ San JacintoΔ Risco Δ Unterberghorn  
2012  Δ Keynot  Δ Innere Wetterspitze  
2013  Δ McFarlandΔ Botella Azul Δ Auerspitz  
2014  Δ Marion  Δ Benediktenwand  
2015  Δ Boundary  Δ HochriesΔ Hua Shan 
2016  Δ TyndallΔ Peak 1380 Δ Sonntagshorn  
2017Δ Lanaihale Δ WarrenΔ Picacho del Diablo Δ Hochgern Δ Kosciuszko
2018  Δ LangleyΔ del Pinacate Δ Hoher Göll  
2019  Δ ElbertΔ Pescadores Δ Hohe Munde  
2020  Δ Seven Gables     
2021  Δ Williamson     
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SEAust-Ocean


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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