Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Douglas Harris'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
0  Δ Baldy        
1985  Δ Lone Butte        
1986  Δ Zabriskie Point        
1987  Δ Sugarloaf        
1988  Δ Argus        
1989  Δ Tahquitz        
1990  Δ Lone Pine        
1991  Δ Gould        
1992  Δ Langley        
1994Δ Diamond Head          
1996Δ Kilauea          
1997   Δ Camels Hump       
1998   Δ Camels Hump    Δ Hua Shan  
1999   Δ Little Stratton       
2000  Δ Carlsbad State Beach HP        
2001  Δ BoulderΔ Lafayette - North       
2002  Δ Taylor        
2003   Δ High Rock       
2005   Δ Slide       
2006   Δ Marcy       
2007   Δ KatahdinΔ El Toro      
2008   Δ Little Haystack       
2009  Δ ElbertΔ Overlook Dune       
2010   Δ Jackson    Δ Simiantoushan  
2011  Δ BisonΔ Frissell - South Slope       
2012Δ Mauna Kea Δ WhitneyΔ Mitchell       
2013  Δ PacificΔ Elliott Knob       
2014 Δ ColumbiaΔ Blanca Peak - Northeast SlopeΔ Roan High Knob       
2015  Δ White Mountains Wilderness HPΔ Richland Balsam       
2016  Δ MassiveΔ High Knob       
2017 Δ Ishpatina RidgeΔ Columbia PointΔ Bald KnobΔ El Yunque Δ Großer Feldberg Δ KinabaluΔ Kilimanjaro 
2018 Δ Ottawa HPΔ BaldΔ SmartsΔ OrizabaΔ Marmolejo  Δ Raung  
2019Δ Mauna LoaΔ Sleeping GiantΔ KernΔ CrossΔ DuarteΔ Ojos del SaladoΔ ZugspitzeΔ Al GalailΔ KerinciΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ Wilhelm
2020  Δ ClarkΔ Grandfather      Δ Ossa
2021Δ Denali Δ QuandaryΔ Poteau Δ Mercedario     
2022Δ FairweatherΔ FairweatherΔ Big CostillaΔ Timms HillΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ Aconcagua Δ Guru SikharΔ Rinjani-X Δ Okinotori-shima-X
2023  Δ WhaleΔ Holy Hill       
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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