Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Georgia Briscoe'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 AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
0  Δ DriftΔ Cass-Chippewa HP Δ Huayna Picchu     
1963  Δ SpokaneΔ Anderson Hill       
1967Δ Diamond Head          
1970   Δ Clingmans Dome  Δ Zugspitze    
1978  Δ San JacintoΔ Liberty Island HP       
1979  Δ Rainbow Point        
1982  Δ Sunset Crater        
1985  Δ Whitney   Δ Vesuvius    
1988  Δ Longs        
1990  Δ San Gorgonio        
1991  Δ Wilson        
1992  Δ Elbert        
1993  Δ Elbert      Δ KilimanjaroΔ Uluru
1994  Δ Lincoln       Δ Kosciuszko
1995  Δ La PlataΔ Greylock       
1996  Δ Uncompahgre  Δ Aconcagua     
1997  Δ Pikes        
1998  Δ Humboldt   Δ Elbrus    
1999Δ Denali Δ Challenger Point        
2000  Δ Blanca Δ Town Hill Δ Blanc    
2001  Δ Windom        
2002  Δ StewartΔ Washington       
2003  Δ Wheeler     Δ Fuji-san Δ Wollumbin
2004  Δ North StarΔ Frissell-South Slope   Δ Cho Oyu-X   
2005Δ Mauna Kea Δ CrestoneΔ Backbone       
2006  Δ RainierΔ Spruce KnobΔ Orizaba      
2007  Δ Gemini        
2008  Δ GraysΔ Marcy       
2009  Δ PhoenixΔ Hawkeye Point Δ Chimborazo     
2010  Δ Peak 9040Δ Arvon       
2011  Δ OrganΔ Mitchell       
2012  Δ GraysΔ Eagle       
2013  Δ Quandary Δ Punta      
2014  Δ West Buffalo     Δ Kinabalu  
2015 Δ Prince Edward Island HPΔ FullerΔ Point Reno  Δ Lomnický štít    
2016  Δ ShastaΔ Shade Mountain-Snyder CoHP  Δ Dingli Cliffs    
2017  Δ White MountainΔ Fort McHenry HPΔ Duarte Δ Ben Nevis    
2018  Δ North Arapaho   Δ Dürrenstein    
2019  Δ PtarmiganΔ Winnewissa Heights   Δ Pidurutalagala   
2020  Δ PowellΔ Rich       
2021  Δ Peak 12585Δ Pine Mountain-Harlan 2 Benchmark       
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfricaAust-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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