Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Dave Covill'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 USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAfrica
1966   Δ Washington    
1978   Δ Lafayette    
1979  Δ Grand Teton     
1980   Δ Katahdin    
1981  Δ ElbertΔ Davis-X    
1982  Δ BlancaΔ Clingmans Dome    
1983  Δ Grays     
1984  Δ White Butte     
1985  Δ LongsΔ Frissell-South Slope    
1987    Δ Crown   
1988  Δ Evans     
1989  Δ Massive     
1990  Δ of the Holy Cross     
1991  Δ EvansΔ Jerimoth Hill    
1992  Δ Antero     
1993  Δ La Plata     
1994  Δ ElbertΔ Spruce Knob    
1995  Δ HaguesΔ Marcy    
1996  Δ Harvard     
1997  Δ WhitneyΔ Eagle    
1998  Δ QuandaryΔ Mitchell    
1999Δ Mauna Kea Δ CrestoneΔ Cheaha    
2000Δ Mauna Kea Δ BierstadtΔ Washington    
2001  Δ ElbertΔ Katahdin    
2002  Δ AnteroΔ Taum Sauk    
2003Δ Bona Δ LincolnΔ Blue Mounds    
2004  Δ RainierΔ Greylock    
2005Δ McCarty Δ HarvardΔ Clingmans Dome    
2006Δ Haleakala Δ La PlataΔ Mitchell    
2007Δ Denali-X Δ RainierΔ Ellis CoHP    
2008Δ Fairweather-XΔ Fairweather-XΔ MassiveΔ MansfieldΔ Bordeaux   
2009  Δ North PalisadeΔ High PointΔ Orizaba   
2010Δ Denali-XΔ Fairweather-XΔ ElbertΔ Cheaha    
2011Δ FairweatherΔ FairweatherΔ QuandaryΔ Pleasant Mountain-North Slope   Δ Kilimanjaro
2012Δ Denali Δ QuandaryΔ Old Speck    
2013Δ Torbert Δ MassiveΔ East Turner    
2014Δ Osborn Δ WhitneyΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Orizaba Δ Blanc 
2015Δ Isto-X Δ EvansΔ LafayetteΔ Toluca-X   
2016  Δ ElbertΔ Frissell    
2017Δ Haleakala Δ WhitneyΔ Marcy    
2018  Δ SillΔ Magazine    
2019Δ Point 7750 Δ WilliamsonΔ Spruce Knob Δ Aconcagua  
2020  Δ Elbert Δ Iztacc√≠huatl-Los Pies   
2021  Δ SniktauΔ Davis    
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAfrica


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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