Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

John Morrow'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    


0 Δ Cradle 
1983  Δ Cascade
1984  Δ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP
1985  Δ Dobson knob
1986  Δ Upper Wolfjaw
1987 Δ Wolfs HeadΔ Washington
1988 Δ Lago 
1989 Δ Baker 
1990 Δ Humphreys 
1991 Δ Adams 
1992 Δ Rainier 
1993 Δ Scatter Peaks 
1994 Δ QuartzΔ Chestnut Hill
1995 Δ GreenΔ Lyon
1996 Δ Petes PointΔ Hunter
1997Δ Winstanley PointΔ Davis 
1998Δ NooyaΔ Colchuck 
1999 Δ Silver Star 
2000 Δ RainierΔ Wekiva State Park HP
2001 Δ GladiatorΔ Mansfield
2002 Δ Frigid 
2003 Δ Seven Fingered Jack 
2004 Δ Cashmere Mountain-W Pk 
2005 Δ Fifth of JulyΔ Wine Spring Bald
2006 Δ Banner 
2007 Δ Vestal 
2008 Δ Buckner 
2009 Δ Monument 
2010 Δ Tower 
2011 Δ ColchuckΔ Laurel Hill-Radio Tower
2012 Δ Brown BenchmarkΔ Bald Knob
2013 Δ False WhiteΔ Ohiopyle Fire Lookout
2014 Δ AbernathyΔ Windmill
2015 Δ Rainbow PointΔ Davis
2016 Δ FletcherΔ Laurel Hill
2017 Δ DivideΔ Monadnock
2018 Δ GoodeΔ Birch Rock Hill
2019Δ Sunny HayΔ Ledge PointΔ Sugar Camp Hill
2020 Δ Peak 7564 
2021 Δ Sinking Ship's Bow 


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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