Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Ben Still'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 USAS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SE
1986Δ Juneau      
1990Δ Gastineau Δ Granite Mountain-Peak 7185    
1991Δ Observation      
1992Δ ObservationΔ Dilworth     
1993Δ Split Thumb      
1994Δ Wrather      
1995Δ Michael      
1996Δ Nugget      
1997Δ Mendenhall Towers-Tower 7      
1998Δ Mendenhall Towers Δ Tooth    
1999Δ Parka      
2000Δ Finland   Δ Cotopaxi  
2001Δ DenaliΔ Kings ThroneΔ Quail    
2002Δ Bashful   Δ Vallunaraju  
2003Δ Awesome      
2004Δ Peak 6045Δ Three GuardsmenΔ Peak 4952 Δ Ameghino  
2005Δ Mauna KeaΔ Wallace   Δ Sass Rigais 
2006Δ Whiteout   Δ Peak 1550  
2007Δ Korohusk Δ Carmel    
2008Δ Little O'Malley      
2009Δ Haleakala Δ Telegraph Hill    
2010Δ Emmerich Δ Pilot Butte    
2011Δ Peak 7031Δ SummitΔ RainierΔ Marcy   
2012Δ Sovereign Δ Ryan   Δ Rinjani
2013Δ Bruin Δ San Jacinto    
2014Δ Mauna Loa Δ Gannett    
2015Δ Snow Tower Δ Baker    
2016Δ Iliamna Volcano Δ Twin Sisters Peaks    
2017Δ Peak 1340Δ TunnelΔ Elbert    
2018Δ SwinefordΔ CanyonΔ Sugarloaf    
2019Δ Halutu Ridge      
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SE


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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