Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Arthur Josephson'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    


YearCanadaEast USA
0 Δ Clear Hill
1961 Δ Monadnock
1962 Δ Washington
1963 Δ Monadnock
1964 Δ Webster
1967 Δ Little Monadnock
1968 Δ Lafayette
1969 Δ Katahdin
1970 Δ Bald
1971 Δ Snows
1972 Δ Passaconaway
1973 Δ Jefferson
1974 Δ Moosilauke
1975 Δ North Tripyramid
1976 Δ Belknap
1977 Δ Carrigain
1978 Δ Adams
1979 Δ South Twin
1980 Δ Bond
1981 Δ Cardigan
1982 Δ Bigelow
1983Δ BoundaryΔ Katahdin
1984Δ Brown Benchmark NorthΔ South Crocker
1985 Δ Goose Eye
1986Δ SalmonΔ Snow
1987Δ MéganticΔ Stairs
1988 Δ Saddleback
1989Δ GosfordΔ Saddleback Junior
1990 Δ West Kennebago
1991 Δ North Tripyramid
1992 Δ Barren
1993 Δ Jefferson
1994Δ Sandy BayΔ Tecumseh
1995 Δ Osceola
1996Δ Saddle Hill EastΔ Coburn
1997 Δ Waternomee
1998 Δ Gilpin
1999 Δ Grant
2000 Δ Elephant
2001Δ Boundary 496.8Δ Tresle Brook
2002 Δ Monadnock
2003 Δ West
2004Δ Boundary Peak 503.4Δ Big Brook Bog
2005 Δ Hancock-E Pk
2006 Δ Belknap
2007 Δ Piper
2008 Δ Gunstock
2009 Δ Dickey
2010 Δ Imp Face
2011 Δ Belknap
2012 Δ Pine
2013 Δ Pemigewasset
2014 Δ Israel
2015 Δ Belknap
2016 Δ Cates Hill
2017 Δ Snow Mountain-N Pk
2018 Δ Cates Hill
2019 Δ Cardigan
2020 Δ Cates Hill
2021 Δ Cates Hill
YearCanadaEast USA


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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