Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Dan Moore's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAust-Ocean
1950   Δ Le Conte     
1953   Δ Tray     
1955   Δ Blood     
1959   Δ Clingmans Dome     
1960   Δ Sequoyah
Δ Bluff
1961   Δ Stone     
1962  Δ Longs
Δ Pikes
1963  Δ Black Elk      
1964   Δ Cold
Δ Pisgah
  Δ Gornergrat
Δ Faulhorn
1965   Δ Wayah Bald  Δ Testa Grigia
Δ Mettelhorn
Δ Männlichen
1966    Δ Toluca    
1967   Δ Standing Indian     
1968   Δ Chimney Tops     
1969   Δ Washington     
1970   Δ Katahdin     
1973  Δ Sourdough Mountain-Peak 6107
Δ Pinnacle
1974  Δ Lassen      
1975  Δ Pugh      
1976  Δ Rainier      
1977  Δ GlacierΔ Mitchell     
1978      Δ Bishorn
Δ Crêt de la Neige
1979      Δ Blanc  
1980  Δ Adams      
1981 Δ FairviewΔ Adams
Δ Hood
1982  Δ Adams      
1983Δ Haleakala Δ Stuart      
1984  Δ Grand Teton      
1985  Δ ShuksanΔ Little Round Top
Δ Culps Hill
1986  Δ South Sister
Δ McLoughlin
1987  Δ Elbert     Δ Kosciuszko
1988  Δ Humphreys      
1989  Δ Dana      
1990 Δ Frosty Mountain East
Δ WIndy Joe
Δ Bearhead      
1991  Δ Howard      
1992  Δ Whitney      
1993  Δ Boundary
Δ Labyrinth
Δ Camelback
1994  Δ Sacajawea      
1995  Δ Shasta      
1996 Δ WhistlerΔ Borah      
1997Δ Flattop Δ Ingalls Peak-S Pk
Δ White Chuck
Δ Church
Δ Kephart
Δ Sterling
1998  Δ Gilbert
Δ Jolly
    Δ Kala Pattar North
Δ Gokyo Ri
Δ Chukhung Ri-S Pk
1999  Δ Palisades
Δ Catherine
2000  Δ First Burroughs
Δ Round
2001  Δ Hogback
Δ Pilchuck
2002  Δ Nannie
Δ Sunrise
2003  Δ Hidden Lake Peaks
Δ Juniper
  Δ Huayna Picchu   
2004  Δ Rock      
2005  Δ Hoodoo
Δ Green
    Δ Gebel Mûsa 
2006  Δ Carne
Δ Hogback
Δ Tiger
2007  Δ DeRoux
Δ Red Top
    Δ Nemrut Dagi 
2008  Δ Goat
Δ Koppen
2009  Δ Tiffany     Δ Key Summit
2010  Δ French Cabin
Δ Elk
2011  Δ Fremont Lookout
Δ Dock Butte
Δ Hamilton Buttes
2012  Δ Tipsoo
Δ Kelly Butte
2013  Δ Platinum
Δ Round
2014  Δ Mutton
Δ Pyramid
2015  Δ Antler
Δ Little Si
2017  Δ Goat Mountain-M Pk      
2018  Δ Silver      
2019  Δ Hessong Rock
Δ Tolmie
2020  Δ Bear Creek
Δ Elk
2021  Δ Crown Point      
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAust-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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