Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

David Hart'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 USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
1982  Δ Belford        
1983  Δ Harvard        
1985  Δ Missouri        
1986  Δ La Plata        
1987  Δ Elbert        
1988  Δ Blanca        
1989Δ North Suicide Δ Sneffels  Δ Chimborazo     
1990Δ O'Malley Δ Kit Carson        
1991Δ White Princess          
1992Δ Denali Δ Rainier        
1993Δ Sanford-X          
1994Δ Bona      Δ Island   
1995Δ Foraker          
1996Δ Saint EliasΔ Saint Elias         
1997Δ Sanford          
1998Δ BearΔ Logan         
1999Δ RegalΔ Slaggard   Δ Huayna Potosí Δ Baruntse   
2000Δ RaggedtopΔ Lucania    Δ Pre-melting Kebnekaise-Sydtoppen Δ Kelimutu Δ Ossa
2001Δ UniversityΔ King-X     Δ Broad   
2002Δ HubbardΔ King-X         
2003Δ Vancouver-Good NeighborΔ Vancouver         
2004Δ FairweatherΔ King         
2005Δ MitreΔ Wood-X         
2006Δ OrganΔ WoodΔ Rattlesnake        
2007Δ Wrangell          
2008Δ Brittle Δ Whitney Δ Orizaba      
2009Δ Wetterhorn Δ Wilson Δ Cofre de Perote      
2010Δ East Kiliak-XΔ McArthur-XΔ Whitney Δ Colima      
2011Δ Jordan-X Δ North Palisade        
2012Δ Frances Δ Williamson        
2013Δ Bruin Δ Hagerman        
2014Δ Mauna Kea Δ Gannett      Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2015Δ Snow Tower Δ KingsΔ MitchellΔ Tajumulco Δ Berchtesgadener Hochthron    
2016Δ Iliamna Volcano Δ RainierΔ Washington  Δ Hafelekarspitze Δ Kinabalu  
2017Δ Torbert Δ Ibapah  Δ Aconcagua   Δ Meru 
2018Δ Redoubt Volcano Δ StewartΔ SugarloafΔ Acatenango Δ Blanc  Δ Kilimanjaro 
2019Δ Douglas Δ Rinker Δ Peña GordaΔ Bolsón de los CerillosΔ Hoher Dachstein  Δ Stanley 
2020Δ Peak 6915 Δ Crazy Δ el PotosíΔ Mercedario   Δ Mtorwi 
2021Δ Girls        Δ Loolmalasin 
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-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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