Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Ronald Forbess'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    


YearWest USAEurope
1960Δ Russell 
1961Δ Whitney 
1962Δ Sill 
1963Δ Williamson 
1964Δ Longs 
1965Δ Thunderbolt 
1966Δ Whitney 
1967Δ Matterhorn 
1968Δ Langley-X 
1971Δ White Mountain-X 
1978Δ White Mountain 
1980Δ Glacier Point 
1981Δ Half Dome 
1982Δ San Jacinto 
1983Δ San Jacinto 
1984Δ San Gorgonio 
1985Δ Folly 
1986Δ Lowe 
1987Δ Jean 
1988Δ Whitney 
1989Δ Triple Divide 
1990Δ Sill 
1991Δ Goddard 
1992Δ HawkinsΔ Eggishorn
1993Δ Sawmill 
1994Δ Sawtooth 
1995Δ Anderson 
1996Δ San Antonio 
1997Δ Islip 
1998Δ Baden-Powell 
1999Δ Gleason 
2000Δ Baden-Powell 
2001Δ Telegraph 
2002Δ Baden-Powell 
2003Δ Pleasant View Ridge 
2004Δ Baden-Powell 
2005Δ Strawberry 
2006Δ Waterman 
2007Δ Granite 
2008Δ Waterman 
2009Δ Telegraph 
2010Δ Thunder 
2011Δ Baden-Powell 
2012Δ Bighorn 
2013Δ Strawberry 
2014Δ Islip 
2015Δ Islip 
2016Δ Baden-Powell 
2017Δ Islip 
2018Δ Waterman 
2019Δ Islip 
YearWest USAEurope


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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