Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Bob Packard'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 AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
0  Δ Evans-W PkΔ Katahdin-S Pk       
1944   Δ Greylock       
1958   Δ Katahdin       
1961   Δ Washington       
1963   Δ Lead       
1964   Δ Sugarloaf       
1967   Δ Moosilauke       
1968  Δ HumphreysΔ Ascutney       
1969  Δ Kendrick        
1970  Δ Eolus        
1971  Δ Humphreys        
1972  Δ Agassiz        
1973  Δ Shasta        
1974  Δ Uncompahgre        
1975  Δ SneffelsΔ Marcy       
1976  Δ Wilson        
1977  Δ Elbert        
1978  Δ La Plata Δ Orizaba      
1979  Δ Massive Δ Orizaba      
1980  Δ Castle        
1981  Δ Harvard        
1982  Δ Whitney        
1983  Δ Williamson Δ Picacho del Diablo      
1984  Δ Sill        
1985Δ Mauna Kea Δ HesperusΔ Mitchell       
1986  Δ Rainier        
1987  Δ White Mountain        
1988  Δ Rainier      Δ Kilimanjaro 
1989  Δ VestalΔ Bigelow     Δ Kenya-X 
1990Δ Denali Δ Massive        
1991  Δ Humphreys   Δ Blanc    
1992  Δ Trojan Δ TolucaΔ AconcaguaΔ Elbrus    
1993 Δ GaribaldiΔ CapitolΔ SugarloafΔ de Colima      
1994  Δ Elbert       Δ Aspiring
1995  Δ OsoΔ MansfieldΔ El Ruido Δ Großglockner    
1996  Δ Blanca Δ Cubabi HP      
1997  Δ San Luis   Δ Ben Nevis   Δ Cook
1998Δ Puu Alii Δ White DomeΔ Whitetop       
1999Δ Bashful Δ Chiefs HeadΔ Slide Δ Chimborazo     
2000  Δ AnimasΔ Stony Tower HillΔ las Flores      
2001  Δ HumphreysΔ GuyotΔ San JoséΔ Illimani   Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2002 Δ Boundary ButteΔ FlutedΔ GrandfatherΔ Chirripó      
2003Δ Bristol Bay HP Δ Peak 13546Δ Catherine KnobΔ Tajumulco      
2004 Δ CarletonΔ MorganΔ Black Mountain-Northeast HighΔ La Laguna HPΔ Bolívar  Δ Belukha-X  
2005Δ West Point Δ White MountainΔ Gosper CoHPΔ Duarte   Δ Fuji-san  
2006Δ Kawaikini Δ WinchellΔ Holt CoHPΔ Juarez HPΔ Ojos del Salado Δ Ararat Δ Ras Dashen 
2007  Δ DriftΔ Kerr CoHPΔ Giganta   Δ KinabaluΔ Teide 
2008 Δ Saskatchewan HPΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ Crabtree BaldΔ el Potosí Δ Etna Δ Yushan  
2009  Δ Barnard-E PkΔ SantanoniΔ Las PalmasΔ Ritacuba BlancoΔ MulhacénΔ Damavand   
2010Δ Puu KukuiΔ MortonΔ Warren-XΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Gordo    Δ Stanley-X 
2011 Δ Ishpatina RidgeΔ Beattie Δ Tancítaro  Δ Suphan Dagi Δ Thabana Ntlenyana 
2012 Δ KootenayΔ PearlΔ Big Junction EastΔ Tacaná   Δ Apo  
2013Δ Lanaihale Δ LeavittΔ East Kennebago       
2014  Δ Peak 13203Δ TecumsehΔ Blue Mountain    Δ Montanha do Pico 
2015  Δ Peak 13317Δ Black ForkΔ Sage      
2016 Δ Gros MorneΔ RedΔ Washington       
2017  Δ Pomeroy        
2018  Δ SundanceΔ Craggy Dome       
2019  Δ Peak 13285Δ Red Spruce Knob       
2020  Δ Cornwall        
2021  Δ Peak 8507        
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean


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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