Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Isolated Peak

Tony Watkin's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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 Shasta   
1971  Δ Whitney Δ Orizaba 
1972  Δ Humphreys   
1973  Δ Grand Teton   
1974  Δ Rainier   
1975 Δ TupperΔ Round Top   
1976  Δ San Gorgonio   
1977  Δ Castle   
1978 Δ VictoriaΔ Pyramid   
1979  Δ Shasta   
1980  Δ Ritter   
1981 Δ OdarayΔ Jefferson   
1982Δ HaleakalaΔ ColumbiaΔ Shasta   
1983  Δ Whitney   
1984  Δ McLoughlin   
1985  Δ Shasta   
1986  Δ North Palisade   
1987  Δ Three Fingered Jack   
1988 Δ AssiniboineΔ Lassen   
1989  Δ Round Top   
1990 Δ Edith CavellΔ Williamson   
1991  Δ White Mountain   
1992  Δ Whitney  Δ Ameghino
1993  Δ Spanish   
1994 Δ HectorΔ Adams   
1995  Δ TelescopeΔ Washington  
1996  Δ Rose  Δ Huayna Potos√≠
1997 Δ Bugaboo SpireΔ South Yolla Bolly   
1998 Δ Sir Wilfrid LaurierΔ Shasta   
1999  Δ Goddard   
2000 Δ GalateaΔ Freel   
2001 Δ NiblockΔ Shasta   
2002  Δ Blanca   
2003  Δ Jefferson   
2004  Δ Round Top   
2005 Δ CascadeΔ Pyramid   
2006 Δ RichardsonΔ Borah   
2007  Δ Wheeler   
2008  Δ Whitney   
2009  Δ Elbert   
2010  Δ Clark   
2011 Δ CrowsnestΔ White Mountain   
2012  Δ Charleston   
2013  Δ Eagle   
2014  Δ Vaca   
2015  Δ San Antonio   
2016  Δ Steens   
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS America


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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