Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

JohnE Sarna'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 USAEuropeAust-Ocean
0 Δ Belknap Crater   
1964  Δ Liberty Island HP  
1976   Δ Acropolis 
1978  Δ Greylock  
1981 Δ Piestewa   
1982 Δ White Dome   
1983 Δ Hurd   
1984 Δ White Mountain   
1985 Δ San Joaquin   
1986 Δ Goddard   
1987 Δ Ritter   
1988Δ Mauna KeaΔ Whitney   
1989 Δ Arc Dome-X   
1990 Δ Patterson   
1991 Δ Shasta   
1992 Δ Ericsson   
1993 Δ Humphreys   
1994 Δ North Palisade   
1995 Δ Da-ek Dow Go-et   
1996 Δ Shasta   
1997 Δ San GorgonioΔ Charles Mound  
1998 Δ Kern   
1999 Δ Dana   
2000 Δ Alta   
2001 Δ Grays-XΔ Hawkeye Point  
2002 Δ ExcelsiorΔ Magazine  
2003 Δ CopernicusΔ Spruce Knob  
2004 Δ Frazier   
2005 Δ Marys   
2006  Δ Liberty Island HP  
2007  Δ High Point  
2009 Δ Lovers Leap   
2010 Δ Leviathan   
2011 Δ Camiaca   
2012 Δ Lookout   
2013 Δ Schonchin ButteΔ Tower Hill  
2014Δ OlympusΔ Soapstone Hill-XΔ Cook CoHP  
2015Δ TantalusΔ Twin PeaksΔ Cheaha Δ Kosciuszko
2016 Δ Hoodoo ButteΔ Washington  
2017 Δ Willamette Pass   
2018 Δ LemmonΔ Mitchell  
2019 Δ Belknap Crater   
2020 Δ Marys   
2021 Δ Scott   
2022 Δ Dantes View   
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAEuropeAust-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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