Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Scott Durant's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearEast USA
0Δ Haystack
1976Δ Crotched
1978Δ Pack Monadnock
1980Δ Monadnock
1981Δ Black
1985Δ Pack Monadnock
Δ Temple
1991Δ Eisenhower
Δ Pierce
1992Δ Moosilauke
Δ Cadillac
1993Δ Osceola
Δ Greylock
1994Δ Maryland Heights
Δ Norwottock
1996Δ South Kinsman
Δ Norwottock
1997Δ Goose Eye
Δ Stone
Δ Success
1998Δ Lafayette
Δ Wachusett
1999Δ Carter Dome
Δ Greylock
2000Δ Washington
2001Δ Cabot
2002Δ Hale
Δ Wachusett
2003Δ Megunticook
2004Δ Guyot-S Pk
Δ Watatic
2005Δ Bald Rock
2006Δ Bald
2007Δ Baldpate
2008Δ Sugarloaf
Δ Blue
2009Δ Frye
Δ Bald Rock
2010Δ Jackson
Δ Cadillac
2011Δ Old Speck
Δ Monadnock
2012Δ Burnt Hill
Δ Megunticook
2013Δ Crocker
Δ Blue
Δ Cadillac
Δ Speckled
2014Δ Madison
Δ Greylock
2015Δ Mansfield
Δ Cadillac
2016Δ Pleasant Pond
Δ Ragged
Δ Holt Hill
Δ Little Moose Mountain-E Pk
2017Δ Field
Δ Hawksbill
Δ Horns
2018Δ Saddleback
Δ Megunticook
Δ Speckled
2019Δ Bigelow
Δ Megunticook
Δ Avery
2020Δ Katahdin
Δ Gorham
2021Δ Waldo
Δ Cedar Swamp
YearEast USA


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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