Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Kyle Atkins'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    


1961 Δ Tower 
1962 Δ Twin Peaks 
1963 Δ Excelsior 
1964 Δ North Palisade 
1965 Δ North 
1966Δ FlattopΔ Matterhorn 
1967Δ WhiteoutΔ Leavitt 
1968Δ NuggetΔ Olancha 
1969 Δ Muriel 
1970 Δ Rainier 
1971 Δ Lyell 
1972 Δ Evans 
1973 Δ Starlight 
1974 Δ Matterhorn 
1975 Δ Shasta 
1976 Δ Split 
1977 Δ White Mountain 
1978 Δ University 
1979 Δ Darwin 
1980 Δ Sill 
1981Δ Mauna KeaΔ Whitney 
1982 Δ Whitney 
1983 Δ Cardinal 
1984 Δ North Palisade 
1985 Δ Bear Creek Spire 
1986 Δ BorahΔ Washington
1987 Δ Whitney 
1988 Δ Goddard 
1989 Δ Tom 
1990 Δ Stanford 
1991Δ Mauna KeaΔ Feather 
1992 Δ Birch 
1993 Δ Kaweah 
1994Δ DenaliΔ Tower 
1995 Δ Whitney 
1996 Δ Gannett 
1997 Δ Whitney 
1998 Δ HooperΔ Mitchell
1999 Δ Boundary 
2000 Δ Whitney 
2001 Δ Arrow 
2002 Δ Florence 
2003 Δ Whitney 
2004 Δ Triple Divide 
2005 Δ Kings 
2006 Δ Julius Caesar 
2007 Δ Whitney 
2008 Δ Humphreys 
2009 Δ Whitney 
2010 Δ Gemini 
2011 Δ Parsons 
2012 Δ Tower 
2013 Δ Whitney 
2014 Δ Whitney 
2015 Δ Tower 
2016 Δ Ritter 
2017 Δ Whitney 
2018 Δ Whitney 


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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