Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

David Levey's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    


YearWest USAEast USAEurope
0  Δ Suilven
1964  Δ Pen-y-ghent
1965  Δ High Stile
1968  Δ Moel Siabod
1969  Δ Scafell Pike
1971  Δ Harter Fell
1972  Δ Scafell
1973  Δ Snowdon
1974  Δ Bowfell
1975  Δ Beinn Ghlas
1976  Δ Y Garn
1977  Δ Ben Nevis
1978  Δ Meall nan Tarmachan
1979  Δ Cairn Gorm
1980  Δ Stob Binnein
1981  Δ Ben More
1982  Δ Tryfan
1983  Δ Lochnagar
1984Δ UncompahgreΔ MarcyΔ Yr Aran
1985  Δ Lonscale Fell
1986  Δ Gategill Fell Top
1987  Δ Cheviot
1988  Δ Ben Lawers
1989  Δ Ben More
1990  Δ Moelwyn Mawr
1991  Δ Meall Corranaich
1992  Δ Goat Fell
1993  Δ Bidean Nam Bian
1994  Δ Carn a'Chlamain
1995  Δ Mullach Clach a'Bhlair
1996  Δ An Teallach
1997  Δ Broad Law
1998  Δ Askival
1999  Δ Ben More Assynt
2000  Δ Ben Vorlich
2002  Δ Buachaille Etive Mor
2003  Δ Ben Lui
2004  Δ Beinn a'Bhuird
2005  Δ Carn Eige
2006  Δ Ben Macdui
2007  Δ Ben Cruachan
2008  Δ Sgurr a'Mhaoraich
2009  Δ Tom a'Choinich
2010  Δ Stob Coire Easain
2011  Δ Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan
2012  Δ Cairn Toul
2013  Δ Beinn na Lap
2014  Δ Zeus
2015  Δ Dun da Ghaoithe
2016  Δ Ben Vane
2017  Δ Sgor Gaibhre
2018  Δ Fara
2019  Δ Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain
2020  Δ Beinn A' Ghlo
YearWest USAEast USAEurope


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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