Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Ben Drew's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEuropeAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
1990    Δ Dumgoyne   
1993    Δ Meall Buidhe   
1995    Δ Ben Lomond   
1996    Δ Tennyson Down   
2003    Δ Beinn Ime   
2004    Δ Buachaille Etive Mor   
2005    Δ Ben Nevis   
2006    Δ Ben Macdui   
2008    Δ Maroma
Δ Snowdon
 Δ Kilimanjaro 
2009    Δ Aonach Beag
Δ Liathach
2010    Δ Blanc   
2011 Δ Fortune    Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2012 Δ HumphreysΔ Washington Δ Zumsteinspitze
Δ Ida
2013Δ Mauna KeaΔ WhitneyΔ Adams
Δ Marcy
 Δ Ben Vorlich  Δ Kosciuszko
2014 Δ San Gorgonio
Δ San Jacinto
Δ Katahdin Δ Scafell Pike   
2015 Δ KingsΔ White Mountain National Forest HP
Δ Monadnock
 Δ CarrauntoohilΔ Agung  
2016 Δ WheelerΔ Clingmans Dome Δ Montserrat-Sant Jeroni
Δ Ben More
2017 Δ Grand Teton
Δ Lassen
  Δ Harder Kulm
Δ Carnedd Llewelyn
Δ Aran Fawddwy
  Δ Key Summit
2018 Δ Elbert
Δ Shasta
  Δ Bláhnúkur
Δ Slættaratindur
2019  Δ CannonΔ Toluca Δ Fuji-san  
2020Δ Flattop  Δ Orizaba    
2021  Δ Black     
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEuropeAsia 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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