Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Susan Wyman-Henney'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 USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEurope
0 Δ Browns    
1970 Δ San Gorgonio    
1971 Δ San Gorgonio    
1973 Δ Whitney    
1975 Δ Sill    
1977     Δ Ben Nevis
1979 Δ Red Slate    
1980 Δ Independence    
1981 Δ White Mountain    
1982 Δ Rainier Δ Orizaba  
1983Δ DenaliΔ Elbert    
1984 Δ Langley Δ Picacho del Diablo Δ Blanc
1985 Δ Massive  Δ Pichincha 
1986 Δ Morgan   Δ d'estats
1987 Δ North Palisade   Δ Großglockner
1988 Δ Muir    
1989 Δ Kaweah    
1990 Δ Russell    
1991 Δ Palisade Crest Δ Paricutín  
1992 Δ Thunderbolt    
1993 Δ Hale    
1994 Δ Stanford    
1995 Δ Kings    
1996 Δ Longs    
1997 Δ Caltech   Δ Snežka
1998 Δ Hole in the Mountain    
1999 Δ La Plata    
2000 Δ Bunker Hill   Δ Brocken
2001Δ Mauna Kea Δ Eagle   
2002 Δ Sphinx    
2003 Δ South Sister   Δ Carrauntoohil
2004 Δ San Antonio    
2005 Δ Evans Δ del Pinacate Δ Wildspitze
2006 Δ HarvardΔ Washington   
2007 Δ MassiveΔ Mitchell   
2008Δ PiheaΔ Humphreys  Δ Montevideo 
2009 Δ ParsonsΔ Reno Reservoir  Δ Hoher Dachstein
2010 Δ WheelerΔ Bear  Δ Wurmberg
2011 Δ Piute    
2012 Δ Gaylor Δ Tajumulco  
2013 Δ Delano  Δ Villarrica 
2014 Δ ThomasΔ Wachusett  Δ Eldfell
2015 Δ NeboΔ Goat  Δ Ben Nevis
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEurope


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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