Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Isolated Peak

Mike Dawson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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    


YearCanadaWest USAEast USAEurope
1968  Δ Jockey Cap 
1969  Δ Monadnock 
1970  Δ Katahdin 
1971  Δ Major 
1972  Δ Chocorua 
1973 Δ Santa Fe BaldyΔ Washington 
1974  Δ Lafayette 
1978  Δ Monroe 
1980  Δ Old Speck 
1981  Δ WashingtonΔ Pourri
1982 Δ LongsΔ Monadnock 
1983 Δ Castle  
1984  Δ Adams 
1985 Δ Longs  
1986  Δ Marcy 
1987   Δ Cadair Idris-Penygadair
1988 Δ AdamsΔ Nelson Crag 
1989Δ Gros Morne   
1995 Δ Bryant  
1996 Δ Hemlock  
1997 Δ McClellan Butte  
1998 Δ Vesper  
1999 Δ Constitution  
2000 Δ Ingalls  
2002 Δ Zion  
2003 Δ Iron  
2004 Δ Walker  
2005 Δ Angeles  
2006 Δ Hurricane Hill  
2007 Δ Erie  
2008 Δ Elk  
2009 Δ Crag  
2010 Δ Mission  
2012 Δ Misery Ridge Summit  
2013 Δ Burroughs  
2014 Δ Townsend  
2015 Δ Saint Helens  
2016 Δ Baker  
2017 Δ Tyler  
2018 Δ Townsend  
2019 Δ Blue  
2020 Δ Hurricane Hill  
YearCanadaWest USAEast USAEurope


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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