Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Henry Kassell'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    


YearWest USAEast USAEurope
0 Δ Bigelow Lawn Hill 
1970 Δ Stratton 
1971Δ Half DomeΔ Cats Elbow Cliff 
1974 Δ Katahdin-X 
1975 Δ Hook 
1976 Δ Lafayette 
1978 Δ Washington 
1981 Δ Artists Bluff 
1984 Δ Lafayette 
1987 Δ Adams 
1988 Δ Carter Dome 
1990 Δ Flume 
1992 Δ Pierce 
1993 Δ Abigail Adams 
1995 Δ Washington 
1996 Δ North Kinsman 
1997 Δ Marcy 
1998 Δ Mitchell 
1999Δ WhitneyΔ Mitchell 
2000 Δ Hale 
2001 Δ Osceola 
2002 Δ Carrigain 
2003Δ Black MesaΔ Osceola-E Pk 
2004 Δ Old Speck 
2005 Δ Madison 
2006 Δ Monroe 
2007 Δ Black 
2008 Δ South Kinsman 
2009 Δ North Twin-X 
2010 Δ WashingtonΔ Palatine Hill
2011 Δ South Twin 
2012 Δ Roan High Knob 
2013 Δ Jane Bald 
2014 Δ Moosilauke 
2015 Δ Algonquin 
2016 Δ Mitchell 
2017 Δ Blackstock Knob 
2018 Δ Mitchell 
2019 Δ Sterling 
2020 Δ Brasstown Bald 
YearWest USAEast USAEurope


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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