Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Don Raether'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 USAMex-CA-Cbn
0  Δ Mars HillΔ Sharp Top 
1962  Δ Observation Point  
1964  Δ Pothole Dome  
1966   Δ Cadillac 
1970  Δ Lookout  
1971  Δ Lukens  
1972  Δ Telescope  
1973  Δ Rainier  
1974  Δ Temple Crag  
1975  Δ Lone Pine  
1976  Δ University  
1977  Δ Glacier Point Δ Orizaba-X
1978  Δ Tahquitz Δ Orizaba-X
1979  Δ San Jacinto  
1980  Δ Olancha  
1981  Δ Black Giant  
1982  Δ Junction  
1983  Δ Striped  
1984  Δ Gould  
1985  Δ Tyndall  
1986  Δ Goddard  
1987  Δ Split  
1988  Δ Langley  
1989  Δ MidwayΔ Seip Mound 
1990  Δ Gayley  
1991  Δ Combs  
1992  Δ San Gorgonio  
1993  Δ Whitney  
1994  Δ Peak 3862  
1995  Δ San Gorgonio  
1996  Δ San Gorgonio  
1998  Δ San Jacinto  
1999  Δ San Antonio  
2000  Δ White Mountain  
2001  Δ Starr  
2002  Δ VolunteerΔ Monks Mound 
2003  Δ Julius Caesar  
2004  Δ San Antonio  
2005  Δ Agassiz  
2006  Δ OlanchaΔ Sterling 
2007  Δ Merriam  
2008  Δ Wheeler  
2009  Δ White Mountain  
2010  Δ HumphreysΔ Pass 
2011  Δ Chamberlin  
2012  Δ TaylorΔ Clingmans Dome 
2013  Δ Koip  
2014  Δ Four Gables-SW Pk  
2015  Δ WashburnΔ Mitchell 
2016  Δ Sheep  
2017Δ FingerΔ Bears HumpΔ ReversedΔ Gateway Arch National Park HP 
2018  Δ Huffers HillΔ Spruce Knob 
2019  Δ Glass  
2020  Δ Kelty  
2021  Δ Quartzite  
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-Cbn


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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