Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Ken 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-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
0  Δ Castle Dome        
1964  Δ Oxy Hill        
1973  Δ Baden-Powell        
1974  Δ Whitney        
1975  Δ Williamson        
1976  Δ Williamson        
1977  Δ Kaweah        
1978  Δ Hat Point        
1979  Δ McLoughlin        
1980  Δ South Sister        
1981  Δ Hood        
1982  Δ Rainier        
1983  Δ Dana        
1984   Δ Carter Dome       
1985  Δ ShuksanΔ Carrigain       
1986  Δ OlympusΔ Washington  Δ Faulhorn    
1987  Δ Shasta        
1988  Δ GoddardΔ Spruce Knob       
1989  Δ MorrisonΔ Mitchell       
1990  Δ Humphreys        
1991Δ Mauna Kea Δ GraniteΔ Magazine       
1992Δ Haleakala Δ GannettΔ Washington       
1993  Δ ElbertΔ KatahdinΔ Orizaba      
1994Δ Denali Δ KingsΔ Driskill       
1995Δ Pihea Δ ElbertΔ Magazine       
1996  Δ WhitneyΔ Mitchell       
1997 Δ GrouseΔ LincolnΔ Spruce Knob      Δ Tarawera
1998  Δ RoseΔ Cruse Ridge  Δ Snowdon    
1999Δ Kaala Δ Grand TetonΔ Taum Sauk       
2000  Δ JamesΔ Cheaha       
2001  Δ DiamondΔ Richland Balsam       
2002  Δ BoundaryΔ Guyot  Δ Ben Nevis    
2003  Δ BlancaΔ Sugarloaf  Δ Wills Neck   Δ Kosciuszko
2004  Δ White MountainΔ Elliott Knob  Δ Glyder Fawr    
2005  Δ MassiveΔ Lafayette     Δ Kilimanjaro 
2006  Δ North Palisade Δ Chirrip√≥ GrandeΔ Aconcagua   Δ Ras Dashen 
2007  Δ WilsonΔ Sandwich Δ VillarricaΔ Blanc  Δ Jebel Toubkal 
2008 Δ KobauΔ UncompahgreΔ Crum Hill    Δ Yushan  
2009  Δ WindomΔ Huckleberry Knob Δ Cotopaxi Δ Damavand   
2010Δ Puu Kukui Δ MatterhornΔ Old Speck  Δ Elbrus    
2011  Δ ParkviewΔ GrandfatherΔ Tajumulco  Δ Ararat Δ Stanley 
2012 Δ KootenayΔ Cloud Δ Chemal-X      
2013 Δ VedderΔ Francs Δ Toluca      
2014Δ Mauna LoaΔ MortonΔ Tower Δ Chemal Δ Ida    
2015Δ Kaunu o Kaleihoohie Δ RyanΔ Whiteface       
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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