Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Eric Willhite'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-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
1989  Δ High Rock        
1990  Δ Ellinor        
1991  Δ Genius        
1992  Δ Hood        
1993  Δ Rainier        
1995  Δ Egg Butte        
1996 Δ Saint PiranΔ Adams        
1997Δ Denali Δ Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim        
1998  Δ Wheeler  Δ Aconcagua-X     
1999Δ Diamond Head Δ Wheeler        
2000  Δ Ives        
2001  Δ RobinsonΔ Washington  Δ Aiguille du Midi    
2002  Δ Goat Island        
2003  Δ Dragontail        
2004 Δ WhistlerΔ Rainier    Δ Masada   
2005  Δ Loafer Mountain-Central        
2006Δ Mauna KeaΔ AlouetteΔ Rainier     Δ Victoria  
2007 Δ SansonΔ WhitneyΔ Marcy       
2008  Δ Elbert Δ del Creston      
2009Δ Haleakala Δ Shasta        
2010  Δ GannettΔ Magazine       
2011 Δ DanielΔ Glory        
2012 Δ BearΔ White Mountain        
2013  Δ Ellen  Δ Morro do Corcovado     
2014 Δ GaribaldiΔ Silver StarΔ Eagle       
2015  Δ Granite        
2016  Δ Shasta Δ Gros Piton     Δ Tauhinukorokio
2017  Δ North Sister        
2018 Δ AsgardΔ SteensΔ Clingmans Dome       
2019 Δ Monument 83Δ Bear Creek     Δ Fuji-san  
2020  Δ Clay Butte LookoutΔ Hawkeye Point     Δ Kilimanjaro 
2021  Δ Rainier-Southeast Crater RimΔ Frissell       
YearAK-HICanadaWest 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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