Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Alastair Govan's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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 USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfrica
0   Δ Old Man of Coniston  
1978   Δ Ben Challum  
1979   Δ Ben Nevis  
1980   Δ Faulhorn  
1981   Δ Aonach Beag  
1982   Δ Carrauntoohil  
1983   Δ Creag Meagaidh  
1984   Δ An Teallach  
1985   Δ Galdhøpiggen  
1987   Δ Sgurr Breac  
1988   Δ Meall Ghaordaidh  
1990   Δ Ben More  
1992   Δ Beinn Udlamain  
1993   Δ Bynuten  
1994     Δ El Alto de Garajonay
1995   Δ Stuchd an Lochain Δ El Morrón de la Agujereada
1996   Δ Beinn A' Ghlo  
2001   Δ Lochnagar  
2002   Δ Carn Eige  
2003   Δ Beinn a'Bhuird  
2004   Δ Stob Choire Claurigh  
2005   Δ Ben Cruachan  
2006   Δ Sgurr Mór  
2007   Δ Triglav  
2008   Δ Beinn Dearg Mor Δ Jebel Toubkal
2009   Δ Beinn a'Chuallaich Δ Kilimanjaro
2010   Δ Creag Toll a'Choin Δ Ras Dashen
2011   Δ Hvannadalshnúkur  
2012   Δ Gerlachovský štít  
2013  Δ CotopaxiΔ Blanc  
2014   Δ GroßglocknerΔ Olympus 
2015   Δ Mulhacén  
2016   Δ Elbrus  
2017   Δ Serra Dolcedorme Δ Roque de los Muchachos
2018   Δ AmaroΔ Kala Pattar 
2019Δ Whitney  Δ Hoher DachsteinΔ Stok KangriΔ do Fogo
2020 Δ Tajumulco Δ Smólikas Óros  
2021   Δ Great Gable  
2022   Δ La Tournette Δ Montanha do Pico
YearWest USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfrica


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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