Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Chris Robertson'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-CbnEuropeME-Ind-CAs
1959  Δ Little Si    
1960  Δ Fay    
1961  Δ Unicorn    
1962  Δ Red    
1970  Δ Sloan    
1973  Δ Red    
1974  Δ Rainier    
1975  Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens    
1976  Δ Maude    
1980  Δ Lichtenberg    
1982  Δ Maude    
1984  Δ Little Annapurna    
1985  Δ Olympus    
1986  Δ Dome    
1987  Δ Glacier    
1988  Δ Eldorado    
1989  Δ Jefferson    
1990  Δ Adams    
1991  Δ Illumination Rock    
1992  Δ South Sister    
1993  Δ Hood    
1994  Δ Rainier    
1995  Δ Misch    
1996  Δ Challenger - Middle    
1997  Δ Eldorado    
1998  Δ Forbidden    
1999  Δ Baker    
2000  Δ Glory    
2001  Δ Baker    
2002 Δ Waddington - NorthwestΔ Glory - North    
2003  Δ Stuart    
2004  Δ Fernow    
2005 Δ ArmstrongΔ Elly    
2006  Δ Logan    
2007 Δ JoffreΔ Bonanza - Northwest   Δ Chong Kumdang Ri
2008  Δ Little Tahoma    
2009  Δ Bonanza    
2010  Δ Ballard Δ El Yunque  
2011  Δ Remmel    
2012  Δ Liberty Cap    
2013  Δ McMillan Spire    
2014Δ Mauna Kea Δ Oval    
2015  Δ Sinister    
2016 Δ Flute SummitΔ Bigelow    
2017 Δ MatierΔ BlackΔ Cadillac   
2018 Δ DeckerΔ Peak 9400  Δ Elgen 
2019  Δ ShastaΔ Washington   
2020  Δ Dumbell    
2021  Δ FortressΔ Adams   
2022 Δ GaribaldiΔ Big Snagtooth  Δ Solaro 
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEuropeME-Ind-CAs


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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