Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Dan Baxter'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    


YearWest USAEast USAAsia E+SE
0Δ DanaΔ Washington 
1966Δ Tamalpais-W Pk  
1967Δ Diablo  
1970Δ Caroline Livermore  
1971Δ Buttes Lookout  
1972Δ Tooth of Time  
1973Δ Banner  
1974Δ Whitney  
1979 Δ Inwood Hill 
1980 Δ Cadillac 
1982 Δ High Tor 
1987 Δ Hunter 
1992  Δ Mayon Volcano
1993Δ Whitney  
1995Δ OlanchaΔ Loggerhead Key HP 
1997  Δ Bulusan Volcano
1998 Δ Slide 
1999 Δ Black Dome 
2000Δ LassenΔ Slide 
2001Δ Carpenter BenchmarkΔ Lone 
2002Δ White Mountain  
2003Δ Ritter  
2004Δ RainierΔ Hunter Mountain-SW Pk 
2005Δ BrokeoffΔ Greylock 
2006Δ Keynot  
2007Δ North PalisadeΔ Spruce Knob 
2008Δ GibbsΔ Scofield Ridge 
2009Δ Highland  
2010Δ GrahamΔ Marcy 
2011Δ Wheeler  
2012Δ Williamson Δ Apo
2013Δ MorganΔ Salem CoHP 
2014Δ White Mountain  
2015Δ PinchotΔ South Johnson Hill 
2016Δ Lassen Volcanic Wilderness HPΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Amuyao
2017Δ Sandia Crest  
2018Δ South Baldy  
2019Δ Pincushion  
YearWest USAEast USAAsia E+SE


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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