Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Scott Patterson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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-HIWest USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
1980 Δ Grandeur       
1981 Δ Timpanogos       
1982 Δ Deseret       
1983 Δ Bald-X       
1984 Δ Timpanogos       
1985 Δ Delano       
1986 Δ Bald       
1987 Δ Kings       
1988 Δ Lovenia       
1989 Δ Mitchell       
1990 Δ South Allsop       
1991 Δ Bald       
1992 Δ TimpanogosΔ Popocatépetl      
1993 Δ MarshΔ Toluca      
1994 Δ Agassiz       
1995Δ Puu UlaulaΔ Cleve       
1996 Δ A-1 Δ Roraima     
1997 Δ Flat Top Benchmark     Δ Elgon 
1998 Δ Nebo-S Pk Δ del Tolima     
1999 Δ Adams       
2000 Δ Tokewanna       
2001 Δ Grays   Δ Poon Hill   
2002      Δ Victoria Δ Luxmore
2003 Δ Elbert  Δ Elbrus-X   Δ Kosciuszko
2004  Δ Chirripó      
2005 Δ Bross Δ Maunga Terevaka     
2006 Δ Quandary       
2007 Δ La Plata Δ Chimborazo     
2008 Δ YaleΔ Las Minas      
2009 Δ Lincoln     Δ Teide-X 
2010 Δ Princeton    Δ (Anak Krakatau)  
2011Δ ShakuseyiΔ HarvardΔ Morne Trois Pitons      
2012 Δ AnteroΔ Morne Diablotins  Δ Kala Pattar North   
2013 Δ MassiveΔ Aripo      
2014 Δ ElbertΔ AcatenangoΔ Hualca Hualca-X     
2015 Δ WhitneyΔ Tajumulco      
2016 Δ QuandaryΔ Iztaccíhuatl-Las RodillasΔ Ojos del Salado-X     
2017 Δ TorreysΔ Colima      
2018 Δ UncompahgreΔ Scenery Δ Sass Pordoi  Δ Ruivo 
2019 Δ SnowmassΔ Toluca Δ Ortles    
YearAK-HIWest USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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