Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Edward Earl'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 AmericaEuropeAfrica
0  Δ Tamalpais-W Pk     
1969   Δ Le Conte    
1977   Δ Pilot    
1978   Δ Thunderhead    
1983   Δ Mitchell    
1984   Δ Guyot    
1985   Δ Pilot    
1986  Δ WhitneyΔ Black Balsam Knob    
1987  Δ Pfeifferhorn     
1988  Δ Grand Teton     
1989 Δ Temple-XΔ Emmons     
1990  Δ Kings     
1991  Δ Kings Δ Prieto   
1992  Δ Baldy     
1993  Δ ElbertΔ Clingmans Dome    
1994  Δ Shasta  Δ Chacaltaya  
1995  Δ Rainier Δ Picacho del Diablo-X   
1996  Δ Langley Δ Orizaba   
1997Δ Healy-X Δ Tom-XΔ Spruce Knob    
1998Δ Mauna Kea Δ GannettΔ Bird    
1999  Δ RitterΔ Chestnut Bald  Δ Blanc-X 
2000  Δ North PalisadeΔ ThickettyΔ Picacho del Diablo-XΔ Aconcagua-X  
2001Δ Denali-X Δ LyellΔ Rabun Bald    
2002  Δ CloudΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Chirripó   
2003  Δ Blanca  Δ Chimborazo  
2004Δ Denali Δ WilsonΔ Richland Balsam Δ Bolívar  
2005  Δ EscudillaΔ WashingtonΔ Duarte Δ Großglockner 
2006  Δ UncompahgreΔ Potato KnobΔ del PinacateΔ Aconcagua  
2007  Δ MorganΔ Grandfather  Δ SnøhettaΔ Kilimanjaro-X
2008Δ Fairweather-XΔ Fairweather-XΔ HarvardΔ Standing Indian    
2009 Δ WedgeΔ Currant Δ La Laguna HP   
2010 Δ PinnaclesΔ CrestoneΔ Rogers    
2011 Δ SilvertipΔ BellΔ Old Black    
2012 Δ Logan-XΔ WoodΔ YellowΔ Tajumulco   
2013Δ TorbertΔ Columbia-XΔ KochΔ Moosilauke  Δ Hvannadalshnúkur 
2014Δ Osborn Δ Clark     
2015Δ Isto-XΔ GaribaldiΔ CuyamacaΔ Whitetop    
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAfrica


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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