Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Linda Emerson'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 USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnAsia E+SEAfrica
1980Δ Whitney    
1981Δ Tom    
1982Δ White Mountain    
1983Δ Humphreys    
1984Δ Langley    
1985Δ Agassiz    
1986Δ Humphreys    
1987Δ Goode    
1988Δ Montgomery    
1989Δ Wheeler    
1990Δ University    
1991Δ Patterson    
1992Δ Lassen    
1994Δ Dana    
1995Δ Last Chance    
1996Δ Ericsson    
1997Δ Dubois    
1998Δ Kern Point    
1999Δ Banner    
2000Δ Needham    
2001Δ Morgan    
2002Δ Basin    
2003Δ Lamarck North    
2004Δ Bear Creek Spire    
2005Δ ElbertΔ Spruce KnobΔ Risco  
2006Δ SillΔ Mitchell   
2007Δ Black KaweahΔ Brasstown Bald   
2008Δ North PalisadeΔ Black   
2009Δ Williamson Δ Picacho del Diablo  
2010Δ GoetheΔ Eagle   
2011Δ MuirΔ Washington  Δ Kilimanjaro
2012Δ Gabb  Δ Kinabalu 
2013Δ RussellΔ Clingmans Dome   
2014Δ Keith    
2015Δ Barnard    
2016Δ Disappointment    
2017Δ Winchell    
2018Δ Stanford    
2019Δ Red Kaweah    
2020Δ White Mountain    
2021Δ Parker    
YearWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnAsia E+SEAfrica


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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