Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Vladimir Doronin'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-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
0 Δ Denny        
1974       Δ Khüiten  
1983     Δ Elbrus    
1984     Δ Gaizinkalns    
1985        Δ Kilimanjaro 
1990       Δ Kinabalu Δ Wilhelm
1991       Δ Halla-san  
1992    Δ da Neblina  Δ Doi InthanonΔ do Fogo 
1993 Δ Rainier     Δ Bukit Timah  
1994Δ DenaliΔ Rainier     Δ Halla-san Δ Kosciuszko
1995Δ Mauna KeaΔ Rainier        
1996 Δ Whitney  Δ Aconcagua Δ Har MeronΔ Fuji-san Δ Kosciuszko
1997         Δ Carstensz Pyramid
1999       Δ Kinabalu  
2001 Δ RainierΔ Marcy       
2003 Δ Hood        
2008 Δ Granite        
2009 Δ Rainier        
2010 Δ Rainier Δ Orizaba  Δ (Everest)   
2011 Δ Rainier  Δ Ojos del Salado  Δ Tai Mo Shan  
2012 Δ Rainier        
2013         Δ Giluwe
2014 Δ Guye  Δ Huascarán-Pico Norte-X Δ Damavand   
2015 Δ Whitney        
2016 Δ Whitney-X     Δ Khüiten  
2017Δ Mauna LoaΔ Rainier        
2019Δ Magnetic         
2020Δ Mauna KeaΔ Muir        
2021Δ HaleakalaΔ Rainier-X        
YearAK-HIWest 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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