Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Vertical Gain

Doug Wilson's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    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 USAME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SE
1972Δ Marathon Mountain-Race Point    
1974Δ Flattop    
1977  Δ Wetterhorn  
1980  Δ Rainier Δ Fuji-san
1981  Δ Olympus-X  
1982  Δ Hood  
1983  Δ South Sister  
1984  Δ Baker  
1985  Δ Indian Point  
1986  Δ Washington  
1987  Δ Olympus-X  
1988  Δ Jefferson  
1989  Δ Olympus  
1990  Δ Rainier  
1991 Δ Pigeon SpireΔ Grand Teton  
1992  Δ SahaleΔ Gokyo Ri 
1993  Δ Stuart  
1994  Δ Baker Δ Tsurugi-dake
1995  Δ Rainier  
1996  Δ Olympus Δ Asahi-dake
1997  Δ Glacier Δ Ibuki-yama
1998  Δ Brothers Δ Yariga-take
1999  Δ Middle Sister Δ Horoshiri-dake
2000  Δ Old Snowy Δ Yotei-zan
2001  Δ Silver Star Δ Warusawa-dake
2002  Δ North Sister Δ Aino-dake
2003  Δ Shuksan-X Δ Kurobegoro-dake
2004  Δ Hood Δ Sobo-san
2005  Δ Adams  
2006  Δ Shasta Δ Nantai-san
2007  Δ Shuksan Δ Tanigawa-dake
2008  Δ Baker Δ Kinpu-san
2009  Δ Glacier Δ Chokai-zan
2010  Δ Sahale  
2011  Δ Black Δ Jonen-dake
2012  Δ Washington Δ Kashima-yariga-take
2013  Δ Saint Helens  
2014  Δ Tomyhoi Δ Minako-yama-X
2015  Δ Tyndall  
2016  Δ Split  
2017  Δ Tokaloo Rock Δ Yariga-take
2018  Δ Middle Palisade Δ Mitake-san
2019  Δ Old Desolate  
2020  Δ Redstone  
2021  Δ Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief  
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SE


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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