Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Derek Standen'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    


YearAK-HICanadaEast USAEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfricaAust-Ocean
1984  Δ Wright    
1985  Δ Whiteface    
1986  Δ Algonquin    
1987  Δ Giant    
1988  Δ Nippletop    
1989  Δ Dix    
1990 Δ GardnerΔ Rocky Peak Ridge    
1991  Δ Marcy    
1992 Δ Gros MorneΔ Marshall    
1993  Δ Redfield    
1994  Δ SantanoniΔ Ben Nevis   
1995  Δ Allen    
1996  Δ Mansfield    
1997  Δ Ellen    
1998  Δ Washington    
1999 Δ Sulphur SkylineΔ South Twin    
2000  Δ Lafayette    
2001  Δ Carter Dome    
2002  Δ Marcy    
2004  Δ Carrigain    
2005 Δ SilverΔ Moosilauke    
2006 Δ Osler BluffΔ North Tripyramid  Δ Kilimanjaro 
2007 Δ Ishpatina RidgeΔ Cabot   Δ Ngauruhoe
2008 Δ OgidakiΔ Waumbek Δ Kala Pattar  
2009 Δ TowerΔ Moriah    
2010 Δ Ishpatina RidgeΔ Madison    
2011 Δ Seal LakeΔ Sugarloaf    
2012 Δ Alvin LakeΔ Crocker    
2013 Δ Blackspruce LakeΔ Haystack    
2014 Δ Kwagama HillΔ Katahdin    
2015 Δ Griffin LakeΔ Washington    
2016 Δ TowerΔ Eagle    
2017 Δ Parch Creek Peak East     
2018Δ Mauna KeaΔ Wolf LakeΔ Table Top    
2019 Δ Ishpatina Ridge     
2021 Δ Murphys Pinnacle     
2022 Δ Peak 556     
YearAK-HICanadaEast USAEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfricaAust-Ocean


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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