Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Fred Lobdell'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 USA
1957   Δ Blue
1962   Δ Marcy
1963   Δ Katahdin
1966   Δ Mansfield
1967   Δ Jerimoth Hill
1968   Δ Algonquin
1969   Δ Washington
1980   Δ Brasstown Bald
1986 Δ BaldyΔ Black ElkΔ Mitchell
1988   Δ Stone
1990   Δ Cheaha
1991  Δ GuadalupeΔ Arvon
1992  Δ WhitneyΔ North
1993Δ Mauna KeaΔ White Moose  
1994  Δ UnionΔ Elliott Knob
1995  Δ Park Point LookoutΔ Roan High Knob
1996  Δ San GorgonioΔ Guyot
1997  Δ White MountainΔ Big Bald
1998  Δ GrahamΔ Sandymush Bald
1999   Δ Tusquitee Bald
2000  Δ LincolnΔ Balsam Beartown
2001   Δ Craig
2002  Δ CastleΔ Walker Mountain-Pulaski CoHP
2003   Δ Smith
2004   Δ Cahas
2005   Δ Cumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark
2006   Δ Wild Turkey Rock
2007   Δ Ararat
2008   Δ Cambria CoHP
2009   Δ Bird Knob
2010  Δ IngallsΔ North Preston Hill
2011  Δ GrantΔ Ritchie CoHP
2012  Δ ElkΔ Petit Jean
2013 Δ Carleton Δ Rich
2014  Δ PineΔ Le Conte
2015Δ Haleakala  Δ Lincoln CoHP
2016  Δ SteensΔ Minnesota State Border HP
2017   Δ Hamorton South
2018  Δ LookoutΔ Whiting
2019   Δ Reddish Knob
2020   Δ Indiana Dunes National Park HP
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USA


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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