Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Mike Mays'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-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
0  Δ Gateway Arch National Park HP     
1972  Δ Charles Mound     
1973  Δ Galena Benchmark     
1975 Δ EvansΔ Hamilton CoHP     
1977 Δ Whitney      
1978 Δ Cloud      
1979Δ PiheaΔ Alcatraz Island HP      
1980 Δ GraysΔ Gateway Arch National Park HP     
1981 Δ Massive      
1982 Δ Weld CoHPΔ Chicago HP     
1983  Δ Miami-Dade CoHP Δ Montmartre   
1984  Δ Door CoHP     
1986    Δ Scafell Pike   
1987      Δ Fuji-san 
1989    Δ Stromboli   
1990  Δ Winnebago CoHP    Δ Jebel Toubkal
1991  Δ Elk Hill Δ Olympus-X   
1992  Δ Delaware CoHP     
1993  Δ Elk Hill Δ Snowdon   
1996  Δ Stony Man     
1998 Δ Lookout Tower Hill      
1999     Δ (Yangra)  
2000  Δ Wicomico CoHP     
2001  Δ Davis     
2003  Δ Hawk     
2004  Δ Pinnacle     
2005  Δ Jefferson     
2006   Δ Anegada HPΔ (Blanc)   
2007 Δ UncompahgreΔ Snowy     
2009 Δ Quandary      
2010 Δ ElbertΔ Washington     
2011  Δ Mitchell     
2012  Δ MarcyΔ Town Hill    
2013 Δ BierstadtΔ Katahdin     
2014 Δ HumphreysΔ Eagle     
2015 Δ SneffelsΔ North Marshall     
2016 Δ Logan CoHPΔ Slide     
2017 Δ BlancaΔ Adams     
2018 Δ PiestewaΔ KillingtonΔ Ajusco    
2019 Δ HandiesΔ Moosilauke Δ (Etna)   
2020 Δ AnteroΔ Hawkeye Point     
2021 Δ Tabeguache      
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica


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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