Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Steve Sheriff'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 USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAust-OceanAntarctica
1969  Δ Erie     
1971  Δ Manastash Ridge     
1972  Δ Snoqualmie     
1973  Δ Adams     
1974  Δ Uncompahgre     
1975  Δ Richthofen     
1976  Δ Longs     
1977  Δ of the Holy Cross     
1978 Δ AthabascaΔ Grays    Δ Aeolus
1979  Δ Elbert     
1980  Δ Massive Δ Huayna Picchu   
1981  Δ Lincoln     
1982  Δ Grand Teton     
1983  Δ Hyndman  Δ Blanc  
1984  Δ Warren Δ El Misti   
1985  Δ FredsΔ El Gran Trono Blanco Δ Rosa  
1986 Δ ResplendentΔ Mitchell     
1987  Δ Castle   Δ Ruapehu 
1988 Δ ForbesΔ Whitetail     
1989 Δ Inugsuin PointΔ Blaze     
1990      Δ Mother 
1991 Δ AssiniboineΔ Musembeah     
1992 Δ LyellΔ Enclosure     
1993  Δ Rocky Δ Ollagüe   
1994 Δ TsarΔ Steeple     
1995 Δ Sir DouglasΔ Rainier     
1996 Δ AndromedaΔ Hilgard     
1997Δ Brickette NeedleΔ DetourΔ Harrower     
1998  Δ Humphreys     
1999 Δ CrowfootΔ Leatherman     
2000  Δ Owen     
2001 Δ BrazeauΔ Standhope     
2002 Δ VayuΔ Glacier     
2003 Δ TasekoΔ Sunset     
2004 Δ TrophyΔ Powell     
2005  Δ Dike     
2006  Δ Morrell Lookout     
2007 Δ SolomonΔ Francs     
2008  Δ Wood     
2009  Δ Doug-less  Δ Carrauntoohil  
2010  Δ Wind River     
2011  Δ Belford     
2012  Δ Breitenbach  Δ Ben Macdui  
2013  Δ Tumble     
2014  Δ Ryan     
2015  Δ Scott     
2016  Δ Blackfoot     
2017  Δ Big Creek     
2018  Δ Dickey     
2019  Δ Lem     
2020  Δ Buck     
2021  Δ Stimson     
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAust-OceanAntarctica


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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