Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Robert Murray'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
1970   Δ High       
1978   Δ Mohican       
1979   Δ Windbeam       
1980   Δ Katahdin       
1981  Δ San AntonioΔ Cascade       
1982   Δ Slide       
1983   Δ Marys Rock       
1984  Δ WhitneyΔ Marys Rock       
1985Δ Diamond Head          
1986    Δ Scenery      
1987   Δ Marcy       
1988   Δ Noonmark       
1989   Δ Storm King       
1990  Δ LongsΔ Algonquin       
1991 Δ Tunnel Δ Panther       
1992   Δ Washington       
1993   Δ Adams       
1994   Δ Panther  Δ Mettelhorn    
1995   Δ Tammany       
1996  Δ RainierΔ Phelps       
1997   Δ Cascade  Δ Großglockner    
1998      Δ Schneeberg    
1999      Δ Hermannskogel    
2000      Δ Gross Zeller Hut    
2001      Δ Kékes    
2002      Δ RysyΔ Gebel Mûsa   
2003   Δ Cascade  Δ Traunstein    
2004      Δ Olympus    
2005      Δ Strouboulas    
2006      Δ Hochschwab-X    
2007  Δ Medicine Bow   Δ Allalinhorn Δ Yushan  
2008      Δ Óros Parnassos    
2009   Δ Carris Hill  Δ Óros Killini    
2010  Δ LincolnΔ Frissell  Δ OlympusΔ Jabal Umm ad Dami Δ Table 
2011      Δ Vardhousia-Korakas    
2012   Δ Greylock  Δ Profitis Ilias-Hymettos Δ Kinabalu  
2013Δ Mauna Kea  Δ Giant      Δ Kosciuszko
2014   Δ Black DomeΔ Chirripó Δ Großer Müggelberg    
2015   Δ CascadeΔ Town Hill      
2016   Δ Washington Δ PichinchaΔ Lagazuoi Piccolo    
2017   Δ Macomb  Δ Carrauntoohil    
2018   Δ Stratton  Δ Ben Nevis   Δ Fyffe
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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