Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Tina Bowman'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-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAfrica
1968 Δ Whitney     
1976 Δ Whitney     
1978 Δ Sawtooth     
1979 Δ Whitney     
1980 Δ Muir     
1981 Δ Williamson     
1982 Δ Russell     
1983 Δ Dana Δ Risco   
1984 Δ White Mountain     
1985 Δ Keith     
1986 Δ LeConte     
1987 Δ Tyndall     
1988 Δ North Palisade     
1989 Δ Barnard     
1990 Δ North Palisade     
1991 Δ Red Kaweah     
1992 Δ Middle Palisade     
1993 Δ Langley Δ del Pinacate   
1994 Δ Cloudripper Δ Picacho del Diablo   
1995 Δ White Mountain  Δ Aconcagua  
1996 Δ Williamson     
1997 Δ Tyndall     
1998 Δ Kaweah     
1999 Δ Baxter     
2000 Δ Russell    Δ Kilimanjaro
2001 Δ North Palisade     
2002 Δ Stanford     
2003 Δ Humphreys     
2004 Δ Winchell Δ Risco   
2005 Δ Disappointment Δ Picacho del Diablo   
2006 Δ Mendel     
2007 Δ WhitneyΔ Jerimoth Hill    
2008 Δ Royce     
2009 Δ White Mountain     
2010Δ Mauna KeaΔ Williamson     
2011 Δ KeithΔ Washington    
2012 Δ Stanford     
2013 Δ Sill     
2014 Δ Humphreys Δ Orizaba Δ Elbrus 
2015 Δ Junction Δ Risco   
2016 Δ Shasta     
2017 Δ Langley Δ Picacho del Diablo   
2018 Δ Starr     
2019 Δ Disappointment     
2020 Δ Versteeg     
2021 Δ Kaweah     
2022 Δ Cirque     
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAfrica


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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