Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Peak Climbed

William Peters's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    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 AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SE
0 Δ Grant      
1983  Δ Bear     
1994     Δ Tegelberg  
1996 Δ Saint Helens      
1997 Δ Pikes      
1999 Δ Pilchuck      
2000Δ Divide       
2001 Δ Shasta      
2002 Δ Round Top      
2003 Δ WhitneyΔ Nordkop     
2004 Δ Longs      
2005 Δ Cloudripper      
2006 Δ RussellΔ Old Rag     
2007 Δ LangleyΔ Slide     
2008 Δ Evans  Δ El Misti   
2009 Δ Elbert      
2010 Δ Lincoln      
2011 Δ WhitneyΔ Hunter     
2012 Δ Darwin    Δ MasadaΔ Kinabalu
2013 Δ Mallory      
2014 Δ Tyndall  Δ Punta Winchus Δ Jabal Umm ad Dami 
2015 Δ Tunnabora    Δ Gilboa 
2016 Δ FingerΔ State Hill     
2017 Δ Kearsarge Δ Acatenango    
2018 Δ Huron   Δ Vatican Hill  
2019 Δ Dana      
2020 Δ Peak 11480      
2021 Δ Wheeler      
2022 Δ Post      
YearAK-HIWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SE


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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