Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Karen Jones'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-CAsAfricaAust-Ocean
1975  Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens       
1979  Δ Proxy Point       
1980  Δ Tom Dick and Harry       
1983  Δ Dana       
1986  Δ Waterman   Δ Faulhorn   
1988  Δ HumphreysΔ Spruce Knob      
1989  Δ VetterΔ Mitchell      
1990  Δ Guadalupe       
1991Δ Mauna Kea         
1992Δ Haleakala Δ TolmieΔ Washington      
1993  Δ EvansΔ Eagle      
1994  Δ Wheeler       
1995Δ Pihea Δ ElbertΔ Marcy      
1996  Δ Whitney       
1997 Δ GrouseΔ MassiveΔ Spruce Knob     Δ Tarawera
1998  Δ RoseΔ Cruse Ridge  Δ Snowdon   
1999Δ Kaala Δ Grand TetonΔ Taum Sauk      
2000  Δ WyomingΔ South Johnson Hill      
2001  Δ BorahΔ Grand Isle HP      
2002  Δ Boundary   Δ Ben Nevis   
2003  Δ CharlestonΔ Jay  Δ Wills Neck  Δ Kosciuszko
2004  Δ Ritter       
2005  Δ ElbertΔ Lafayette    Δ Kilimanjaro 
2006  Δ Kings Δ Chirrip√≥   Δ Ras Dashen 
2007  Δ GilbertΔ Sandwich Δ Lonquimay  Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2008  Δ Bennett       
2009  Δ TrapperΔ Bigelow   Δ Damavand  
2010Δ Puu Kukui Δ AneroidΔ Old Speck      
2011  Δ Grant Δ Tajumulco     
2012  Δ Placer Δ los Cuervos-X     
2013  Δ Vista       
2014Δ Mauna LoaΔ MortonΔ San Jacinto Δ los Cuervos Δ Ida   
2015Δ Kaunu o Kaleihoohie Δ Lookout       
2016  Δ HilgardΔ Hunter  Δ Lingmoor FellΔ Jabal Umm ad Dami  
2017  Δ CuyamacaΔ Richland Balsam   Δ Jabal NabaΔ Teide 
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfricaAust-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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