Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Dennis Stewart'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 AmericaEuropeAsia E+SE
1960   Δ Clingmans Dome    
1970  Δ Scotts Bluff     
1971  Δ Pikes     
1972  Δ Longs     
1974  Δ Longs     
1975  Δ Longs     
1977  Δ Longs     
1978  Δ Longs     
1979  Δ Longs     
1980  Δ Longs     
1981  Δ Longs     
1982  Δ Sundance     
1983  Δ Hagues     
1984  Δ Evans     
1985  Δ Longs     
1986  Δ ShastaΔ Magazine    
1987  Δ WheelerΔ Washington    
1988  Δ ElbertΔ Eagle    
1989  Δ WhitneyΔ Mitchell    
1990  Δ RainierΔ Judea    
1991  Δ WhitneyΔ Mitchell    
1992  Δ ElbertΔ Mitchell  Δ Elbrus 
1993  Δ Elbert     
1994  Δ WheelerΔ Brasstown Bald    
1995  Δ ElbertΔ Washington    
1996  Δ of the Holy CrossΔ Eagle    
1997  Δ AnteroΔ Monkey    
1998  Δ Gannett     
1999  Δ MassiveΔ Taum Sauk    
2000Δ Denali  Δ Clingmans Dome    
2001  Δ UncompahgreΔ Standing IndianΔ Orizaba-X   
2002  Δ ElbertΔ Taum Sauk    
2003  Δ GannettΔ Clingmans Dome    
2004   Δ Monkey    
2005   Δ Mitchell    
2009  Δ WhitneyΔ Eagle    
2010   Δ Taum Sauk    
2011   Δ Mitchell    
2012   Δ Russell Δ Aconcagua-X  
2013  Δ LongsΔ Brasstown Bald    
2014  Δ SunflowerΔ Rabun Bald   Δ Fuji-san
2015  Δ WhitetailΔ Whitney    
2016  Δ GraniteΔ Magazine  Δ Montserrat-Sant Jeroni 
2017Δ FlattopΔ BurnabyΔ LincolnΔ South Wolfpen Ridge    
2018  Δ BlancaΔ Hightower Bald    
2019  Δ ElbertΔ Le Conte    
2020  Δ KingsΔ Dallas HP    
2021  Δ SummitΔ Peak 3320    
2022  Δ OdakotaΔ Spruce Knob    
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAsia 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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