Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

John Stolk'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
1976  Δ Little Bally        
1977  Δ Telegraph Hill        
1978  Δ Clouds Rest        
1979  Δ Schonchin Butte        
1980  Δ Lassen        
1981  Δ Rainbow Point        
1982  Δ Shasta        
1983  Δ Williamson        
1984  Δ Whitney        
1985  Δ Black Butte    Δ Swayambhunath   
1986       Δ Kala Pattar North   
1988  Δ Glacier        
1989  Δ Rainier        
1990  Δ Gannett        
1991  Δ Kings  Δ Aconcagua     
1992Δ Mauna Kea Δ Humphreys   Δ Elbrus    
1993  Δ Whitney        
1994  Δ Black      Δ Kilimanjaro 
1995 Δ BlackwallΔ Whitney        
1996Δ Denali-X Δ Middle Teton-X        
1997  Δ Little Tahoma        
1998 Δ Peak 1992Δ Black        
1999  Δ Sill        
2000  Δ Bismarck    Δ Emei Shan   
2001 Δ TruaxΔ Miller        
2002 Δ Indian RidgeΔ Snowfield        
2003  Δ Elbert        
2004  Δ Blanca     Δ Hua Shan  
2005 Δ WhitecapΔ San Gorgonio        
2006 Δ OdinΔ Wheeler        
2007  Δ Russell       Δ Tapuae-o-Uenuku
2008 Δ FisherΔ Dana        
2009 Δ WedgeΔ HarvardΔ Mitchell       
2010 Δ TempleΔ Shasta   Δ Esja-Þverfellshorn    
2011 Δ SetonΔ Baker        
2012 Δ DunnΔ Stimson        
2013 Δ BirkenheadΔ Kaweah Δ Chirripó      
2014 Δ OverseerΔ Francs        
2015 Δ FosthallΔ Wilson   Δ Galdhøpiggen    
2016  Δ ZirkelΔ Washington       
2017 Δ CroninΔ Morgan Δ Orizaba    Δ Teide 
2018 Δ ShulapsΔ Hilgard        
2019  Δ Table        
2020  Δ Becky        
2021  Δ Richardson East Benchmark        
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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