Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Peak Climbed

Fred Beavon's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    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 USAEast USA
0Δ GrouseΔ AtriumΔ Old Rag
1968 Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens 
1975 Δ Pikes 
1976 Δ Muir 
1977 Δ Kyes 
1978 Δ Black 
1979 Δ Pikes 
1980 Δ Dege 
1981 Δ Earl 
1982 Δ Beacon Rock 
1983 Δ Burroughs 
1984 Δ Rock 
1985 Δ Observation Rock 
1986 Δ Hidden Lake Peaks 
1987 Δ Stuart 
1988 Δ Adams 
1989 Δ Crater 
1990 Δ Glacier 
1991 Δ Black 
1992 Δ Tomyhoi 
1993 Δ Snowking 
1994 Δ Burch 
1995 Δ Baker 
1996 Δ Whistler 
1997 Δ Seven Fingered Jack 
1998 Δ Rainier 
1999 Δ Buckhorn 
2000 Δ Eightmile 
2001 Δ Robinson 
2002 Δ Bismarck 
2003 Δ Colchuck 
2004 Δ Anvil Rock 
2005 Δ Fortress 
2006 Δ Cannon 
2007 Δ Boston 
2008 Δ Copper Benchmark 
2009 Δ Raven Ridge 
2010 Δ Little Bald 
2011 Δ Tokaloo Rock 
2012 Δ Frigid 
2013 Δ South Twin 
2014 Δ Tahtlum 
2015 Δ Andrew Benchmark 
2016 Δ Whitman Crest 
2017 Δ Little Tahoma 
2018 Δ Bonaparte 
2019 Δ South Early Winter Spire 
2020 Δ Ingalls 
2021 Δ Afternoon 
2022 Δ Snowshed Head 
YearCanadaWest 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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