Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

John Strauch'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-CbnEuropeAfrica
1975  Δ Cowles    
1979  Δ Cuyamaca    
1983  Δ Hot Springs    
1984  Δ Tahquitz    
1985  Δ Wind River    
1986  Δ Red Tahquitz    
1987  Δ Whitney    
1988  Δ San Gorgonio    
1989  Δ Hope    
1990  Δ WheelerΔ Great Blue HillΔ Picacho del Diablo  
1991  Δ CharlestonΔ Minsi   
1992  Δ Edgar    
1993  Δ Helena    
1994  Δ Volcan Benchmark    
1995  Δ San Ysidro Mountain-E Pk    
1996  Δ White Mountain Δ Pescadores  
1997  Δ Glass    
1998  Δ Emmons Δ Centinela  
1999Δ Pinnell Δ Bighorn    
2000  Δ HumphreysΔ Roan High Knob   
2001  Δ Santa Fe Baldy Δ Botella Azul  
2002  Δ Ruby Dome    
2003  Δ Porter Δ del Pinacate  
2004Δ Mauna Kea Δ Wildhorse    
2005  Δ Dubois    
2006  Δ Matterhorn Δ Risco  
2007Δ Pihea Δ Bennett   Δ Kilimanjaro-X
2008  Δ Zahniser    
2009  Δ Montgomery    
2010  Δ New York Butte    
2011Δ Kohelepelepe Δ PineΔ Sargent   
2012  Δ Langley    
2013  Δ Toro Peak-W Pk    
2014  Δ Kings    
2015Δ Puu Huluhulu Δ Peak 11245 Δ Peak 1380  
2016 Δ Cap DiamantΔ HarvardΔ Kebo   
2017  Δ Peak 10570    
2018  Δ Finiski  Δ Toompea 
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEuropeAfrica


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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