Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Andy Martin'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-CbnEuropeAust-Ocean
0  Δ GrahamΔ Mansfield-Adams Apple   
1969  Δ Whitney    
1983      Δ Uluru
1987   Δ Marcy   
1988  Δ WhitneyΔ Mitchell   
1989 Δ Carleton Δ Spruce Knob   
1990  Δ Brian HeadΔ Clingmans DomeΔ las FloresΔ Mulhacén 
1991  Δ ElbertΔ Eagle   
1992  Δ Kings    
1993  Δ Wheeler    
1994  Δ Gannett    
1995  Δ Truchas    
1996  Δ RainierΔ Richland Balsam   
1997Δ Mauna Kea Δ Gilbert    
1998  Δ Wheeler    
1999  Δ ShastaΔ Killington   
2000  Δ Blanca Δ Cerros las Tetas de Cabra  
2001  Δ Bell Δ San José  
2002 Δ Saskatchewan HPΔ White Mountain    
2003  Δ Ritter    
2004  Δ LavenderΔ Roan High KnobΔ La Laguna HP  
2005  Δ WebbΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Cubabi HP  
2006  Δ North Schell Δ San José  
2007 Δ Boundary ButteΔ MoriahΔ AscutneyΔ Purica  
2008  Δ UncompahgreΔ WhitefaceΔ Santa Isabel  
2009  Δ CurrantΔ LafayetteΔ Las Palmas  
2010 Δ Le Round TopΔ ClevelandΔ WhitetopΔ Gordo  
2011  Δ BlowhardΔ Giant   
2012  Δ TableΔ BlackrockΔ la Lesna HP  
2013  Δ SummitΔ Black Fork   
2014  Δ DanaΔ Little Black Mountain-Central Summit Δ Olympus 
2015 Δ MéganticΔ CastleΔ Beck-hornΔ Mazatan-Cerro Sainito  
2016  Δ Agassiz  Δ Ida 
2017  Δ SummitΔ Old Speck   
2018  Δ Shoshone Δ El SoldadoΔ Cima Dódici 
2019 Δ MortonΔ Fleecer    
2020  Δ Toiyabe Peak 11085    
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnEuropeAust-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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