Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Dave Bourque'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    


YearCanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEurope
0  Δ Watch Hill  
1969  Δ Stevens  
1973  Δ Pharaoh  
1974  Δ Marcy  
1975  Δ Algonquin  
1976 Δ Navajo Point BenchmarkΔ Skylight  
1977  Δ Whiteface  
1978  Δ Colden  
1979  Δ Haystack  
1980  Δ Big Slide  
1981  Δ Katahdin  
1982  Δ Graham  
1983  Δ Doubletop  
1984  Δ Slide  
1985  Δ Number 8  
1986  Δ Swede  
1987  Δ Stevens  
1988  Δ Giant  
1989  Δ Table Top  
1990  Δ Gothics  
1991  Δ Colden  
1992  Δ Algonquin  
1993  Δ Marcy  
1994  Δ Washington  
1995  Δ Lafayette  
1996  Δ Santanoni  
1997  Δ Whiteface  
1998  Δ Algonquin  
1999  Δ Marcy  
2000  Δ Skylight  
2001  Δ Adams  
2002  Δ Sugarloaf  
2003  Δ Wakely  
2004  Δ Nippletop  
2005  Δ Noonmark  
2006  Δ Katahdin  
2007  Δ Phelps  
2008Δ Citadel Hill Δ Table Top  
2009  Δ Giant  
2010 Δ Angels LandingΔ Whiteface  
2011  Δ Santanoni  
2012Δ RoyalΔ LongsΔ Dix  
2013 Δ ThielsenΔ Haystack  
2014  Δ Dix  
2015  Δ Algonquin  
2016  Δ Adams  
2017  Δ McKenzieΔ Hooiberg 
2018  Δ Mitchell  
2019 Δ Hidden Lake LookoutΔ Beck-horn Δ Vesuvius
2020  Δ Hurricane  
2021  Δ Cotton Hill  
YearCanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEurope


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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