Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Paul Michelson'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 USAEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAust-Ocean
0Δ KilaueaΔ Big White      
1968   Δ Alpine Valley Ski Hill    
1974   Δ Pine Knob    
1976   Δ Holly    
1977   Δ Boyne    
1979    Δ Eckbauer   
1981   Δ Cloud    
1983  Δ Rainier     
1984  Δ Shasta-X     
1985  Δ Rainier     
1986  Δ Snowfield     
1987  Δ Rainier     
1988  Δ Stuart     
1989  Δ Dragontail     
1990  Δ Rainier     
1991  Δ North Gardner     
1992  Δ Cannon     
1993  Δ Seven Fingered Jack     
1994  Δ Reynolds     
1995  Δ Huffers Hill     
1996  Δ Bonanza     
1997  Δ KimtahΔ Washington    
1998  Δ BakerΔ Cadillac    
1999  Δ Cathedral     
2000  Δ Carru     
2001  Δ Adams     
2002  Δ Rainier-X     
2003 Δ RedΔ Stuart     
2004 Δ WhitetoothΔ Spickard     
2005  Δ Jack     
2006Δ Haleakala Δ GoodeΔ Taum Sauk    
2008   Δ Clingmans Dome    
2009  Δ ElbertΔ Arvon   Δ Kosciuszko
2010Δ Mauna Kea Δ Adams-West SlopeΔ Mitchell  Δ Bukhan-san 
2011  Δ AndrewΔ GreylockΔ Weihenstephan Hill Δ Yeongchuk-san - South 
2012  Δ TiffanyΔ Hawksbill Δ Ankara Hill  
2013 Δ Beacon HillΔ McGregor Δ Hafelekarspitze Δ Takao-zan 
2014Δ Haleakala Δ SlateΔ Big Flat    
2015  Δ Plummer     
2016  Δ Red BenchmarkΔ Reddish Knob    
2017Δ Michelson Δ WhitneyΔ Grove Hill    
2018  Δ HozomeenΔ Ellis CoHPΔ Bric della Maddalena   
2019  Δ Middle Tiger     
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAust-Ocean


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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