Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Marion Bauman'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 USAEurope
1974  Δ James  
1975  Δ Snowy Top  
1976  Δ Rainier  
1977  Δ Windom  
1978  Δ Unicorn Δ Ben Nevis
1980  Δ Roman Nose  
1982  Δ Rainier-X  
1983  Δ Baker  
1985  Δ Granite-X  
1986  Δ Stuart  
1988  Δ Glacier  
1989  Δ Adams  
1990  Δ Rainier  
1991  Δ Hood  
1992  Δ Whitman Crest  
1993  Δ Borah  
1995  Δ Whitney  
1996  Δ Saint Helens  
1999  Δ Kings-X  
2001  Δ DickermanΔ Campbell Hill 
2002  Δ Elbert  
2003  Δ KingsΔ Spruce Knob 
2004  Δ Little TahomaΔ Eagle 
2005  Δ Rainier-X  
2006  Δ North Gardner  
2007  Δ Seven Fingered Jack  
2008  Δ Granite-XΔ Mitchell 
2009  Δ Little AnnapurnaΔ Washington 
2010  Δ Observation RockΔ Clingmans Dome 
2011  Δ Dirty Harrys BalconyΔ Charles Mound 
2012  Δ White Mountain  
2013 Δ Prince Edward Island HPΔ GraniteΔ Peaked 
2014  Δ Anvil RockΔ Mitchell 
2015  Δ PikesΔ Buffalo Ridge 
2016  Δ BoundaryΔ Lookout 
2017Δ Mauna Kea Δ Middle Sister-Northeast RidgeΔ Mansfield 
2018  Δ PotatoΔ Summit CoHP 
2019  Δ UnionΔ Arvon 
2020  Δ Scott  
2021  Δ Carpenter Benchmark  
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAEurope


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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