Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Tom Lopez'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 AmericaEuropeAust-Ocean
1972  Δ WhitneyΔ Clingmans Dome    
1973  Δ McLoughlinΔ Clingmans Dome    
1974  Δ Sawtooth     
1975  Δ Wheeler Δ Irazú  Δ Taranaki
1976  Δ SheepΔ WashingtonΔ Chirripó   
1977  Δ Telescope     
1978  Δ Monument     
1979  Δ Peak 11305     
1980  Δ Bell     
1981  Δ Grand Teton     
1982  Δ Gannett     
1983  Δ Hooker     
1984  Δ Rainier     
1985  Δ Shasta Δ Popocatépetl   
1986Δ Mauna Kea Δ Grizzly     
1987  Δ Helen     
1988  Δ Montgomery  Δ Illimani  
1989  Δ Lost River     
1990  Δ Idaho     
1991  Δ Whitney     
1992  Δ Corruption     
1993  Δ Sill     
1994  Δ Glassford     
1995  Δ USGS     
1996Δ Kaviktit Δ Liberty     
1997  Δ Bierstadt     
1998  Δ Steel   Δ Vesuvius 
1999  Δ Elbert     
2000  Δ Lincoln     
2001 Δ WhyteΔ Castle     
2002  Δ Antero   Δ Mulhacén 
2003  Δ Massive     
2004  Δ Evans     
2005  Δ Harvard     
2006  Δ Huron     
2007  Δ Gaylor     
2008  Δ Basils     
2009  Δ Bear Pete     
2010  Δ Pyramid     
2011  Δ South Lost River HPΔ Arvon    
2012  Δ Peak 13353Δ Mitchell    
2013  Δ CharlestonΔ Rogers    
2014  Δ Donaldson     
2015  Δ Bald   Δ Solaro 
2016  Δ Darley     
2017  Δ White Mountain     
2018Δ Pihea Δ Ferguson     
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAust-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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