Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Janice Schmidt'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-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfricaAust-Ocean
1971  Δ Capitol       
1975  Δ Green Point       
1976  Δ Beacon Rock       
1979  Δ Pulitzer       
1981  Δ Adams       
1982  Δ South Sister       
1983  Δ Hood       
1984  Δ Hood       
1985  Δ Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim       
1986  Δ Jefferson       
1987  Δ Shasta       
1988  Δ South Sister       
1989  Δ Hood       
1990  Δ Middle Sister       
1991Δ Edgecumbe Δ Baker       
1992  Δ Rainier    Δ Naya Kanga-X  
1993  Δ Silver Star   Δ Großvenediger   
1994  Δ Bierstadt   Δ Wildspitze   
1995  Δ Lincoln       
1996  Δ La Plata    Δ Island  
1997  Δ Elbert       
1998  Δ Lincoln   Δ Arthur's Seat   
1999  Δ Culebra   Δ Hoher Dachstein Δ Kilimanjaro 
2000  Δ North Table Mountain-S Pk      Δ Ngauruhoe
2001  Δ Jupiter Δ Gros Piton     
2002  Δ Fletcher       
2003  Δ Adams  Δ Aconcagua    
2004Δ Denali-X Δ Columbia Point Δ Orizaba     
2005  Δ Ouray  Δ Huapi    
2006  Δ CrystalΔ Catamount Δ Cotopaxi    
2007  Δ Grizzly   Δ Elbrus   
2008  Δ Dyer       
2009  Δ Stewart       
2010  Δ LackawannaΔ Washington      
2011  Δ Massive-Green   Δ Cinto   
2012  Δ Columbia       
2013  Δ Torreys   Δ Helvellyn   
2014Δ Denali-X Δ Whitney  Δ Illimani    
2015Δ Mauna Kea Δ CrestoneΔ Mitchell      
2016  Δ LincolnΔ Washington  Δ Ben Nevis   
2017Δ Denali-X Δ MosquitoΔ Roan High Bluff      
2018Δ Denali-X Δ San LuisΔ Clingmans Dome  Δ Snowdon   
2019 Δ NorquayΔ Rosalie   Δ Rock of Gibraltar   
2020  Δ Bierstadt Δ Iztaccíhuatl    Δ Kosciuszko
2021Δ Denali-X Δ Evans       
2022  Δ Stanley       
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfricaAust-Ocean


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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