Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Isolated Peak

Bill Carpenter's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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 AmericaEuropeAsia E+SEAfrica
1981  Δ Needles      
1983  Δ Whitney      
1985Δ Olomana        
1991  Δ San Jacinto      
1992  Δ Simi      
1993Δ Pihea Δ San Antonio      
1994  Δ Reyes      
1996  Δ Red Slate      
1997  Δ Black Giant      
1998  Δ Gaylor      
1999       Δ Yatsuga-take 
2000  Δ San Gorgonio      
2001  Δ Pointless      
2002  Δ Half Dome      
2003  Δ Conness      
2004  Δ Tuolumne      
2005Δ Diamond Head Δ Vogelsang      
2006  Δ Sandstone      
2007  Δ Starr      
2008  Δ Thorn Point      
2009  Δ Split      
2010  Δ Spencer      
2011  Δ White MountainΔ Mitchell     
2012  Δ Hines      
2013  Δ Ritter      
2014  Δ Pinos      
2015  Δ Telescope      
2016Δ Bear Paw Butte Δ Santiago Δ Peak 1380    
2017  Δ Shasta     Δ Big Daddy Dune
2018  Δ Humphreys Δ del Pinacate Δ Laaerberg  
2019  Δ Elbert Δ Pescadores Δ Elbrus  
2020  Δ Wheeler      
2021  Δ Gannett      
2022 Δ TunnelΔ Tamalpais - West Δ OrizabaΔ Huayna Picchu   
2023  Δ Woodson      
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SEAfrica


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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