Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Tony Watkin'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 America
1970  Δ North Palisade   
1971  Δ Whitney Δ Orizaba 
1972  Δ Emerson   
1973  Δ Thunderbolt   
1974  Δ Rainier   
1975 Δ TupperΔ Winchell   
1976  Δ Sill   
1977  Δ Temple Crag   
1978 Δ VictoriaΔ Tom   
1979  Δ Shasta   
1980  Δ Haeckel   
1981 Δ OdarayΔ Gayley   
1982Δ HaleakalaΔ ColumbiaΔ Shasta   
1983  Δ Whitney   
1984  Δ Middle Palisade   
1985  Δ Shasta   
1986  Δ North Palisade   
1987  Δ Winchell   
1988 Δ AssiniboineΔ University   
1989  Δ Split   
1990 Δ ResplendentΔ Williamson   
1991  Δ White Mountain   
1992  Δ Whitney  Δ Ameghino
1993  Δ Sill  Δ Sajama-X
1994 Δ TempleΔ Russell   
1995  Δ KaweahΔ Washington  
1996  Δ LeConte  Δ Huayna Potos√≠
1997 Δ Bugaboo SpireΔ Barnard   
1998 Δ Sir Wilfrid LaurierΔ Shasta   
1999  Δ Langley   
2000 Δ AusterityΔ Stanford   
2001 Δ NiblockΔ Shasta   
2002  Δ Blanca   
2003  Δ Gould   
2004  Δ Dana   
2005 Δ CarnarvonΔ Vogelsang   
2006 Δ JumboΔ Royce   
2007  Δ Dubois   
2008  Δ Whitney   
2009  Δ Elbert   
2010  Δ Tioga   
2011 Δ CrowsnestΔ White Mountain   
2012  Δ Charleston   
2013  Δ Waucoba   
2014  Δ North   
2015  Δ San Antonio   
2016  Δ Lassen   
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS America


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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