Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Steve Dixon's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet 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    


YearCanadaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica
1994 Δ Titano   
1996 Δ Ben Nevis   
1997 Δ Scafell Pike   
1998 Δ Braeriach   
1999 Δ Olympus   
2000 Δ Ben Nevis Δ Kinabalu 
2001 Δ Glyder Fawr  Δ Jebel Toubkal
2002 Δ Njulla   
2003 Δ Aonach Beag  Δ Lava Tower
2004 Δ Galdhøpiggen   
2005 Δ Lomnický štít   
2006 Δ TriglavΔ Ararat  
2007 Δ Breithorn   
2008 Δ Braeriach Δ Doi Inthanon 
2009 Δ Musala   
2010Δ Cap DiamantΔ Zugspitze   
2011 Δ Moldoveanu Δ Phu Si Hill 
2012 Δ Hvannadalshnúkur Δ Lantau 
2013 Δ Crnogorski MaglicΔ Olympus  
2014 Δ Maja Kolata   
2015 Δ Korab Δ Bukit TimahΔ Ruivo
2016 Δ Azhadaak Δ Yushan 
2017 Δ Wildspitze   
2018 Δ Grauspitz  Δ Montanha do Pico
2019 Δ Coma Pedrosa Δ Alto Coloane 
2020 Δ Helvellyn   
2021 Δ Helvellyn   
2022 Δ Ben Macdui   
YearCanadaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAsia E+SEAfrica


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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