Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jan Triska's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1991      Δ Alpspitze     
1992    Δ Nadina   Δ BourgeauΔ Grotto  
1993     Δ FortressΔ Ha LingΔ Kidd South Δ Lady McDonald  
1995      Δ AndromacheΔ RaeΔ Longs   
1996      Δ Muttekopf Δ Cory   
1997      Δ Pioneer-XΔ Adams    
1998     Δ Angeles Δ ChephrenΔ Nigel   
1999    Δ WedgeΔ Galatea-XΔ Shasta Δ Temple  Δ Iztaccíhuatl
2000    Δ HeartΔ FullertonΔ Eastpost SpireΔ Glasgow    
2001    Δ FableΔ EngadineΔ Mist-XΔ Edith Cavell-XΔ Wilcox   
2002Δ Indefatigable  Δ Stawamus ChiefΔ Athabasca Δ President  Δ Sulphur Skyline  
2003 Δ Gordon      Δ Carnarvon   
2004        Δ Warrior  Δ Rhondda
2005    Δ MacNaughton      Δ Loder
2006           Δ Chirripó
2007     Δ VeletaΔ Edith  Δ des Érables  
2008     Δ (Gros Morne) Δ Wilcox    
2009    Δ Buachaille Etive Mor  Δ South Twin Δ Morrow  
2010    Δ Fable-XΔ MezovitΔ Orford Δ Locomotive   
2011    Δ l'OursΔ Cokely     Δ Pulpit
2012   Δ OkanaganΔ Sir-WilfridΔ Quill-X  Δ SparrowhawkΔ Le Round TopΔ de la Sautauriski 
2013    Δ Two O'clock RidgeΔ SnowdonΔ Crown Δ du DômeΔ La Vache Noire  
2014  Δ Little Beehive-X  Δ Le Round TopΔ Hkusam     
2015 Δ Grotto Δ Mégantic Δ NoireΔ Decoeli    Δ Baldy
2016   Δ OrfordΔ GagnonΔ WhitefaceΔ Roche MietteΔ Edith CavellΔ (Jay Mountains)   
2017Δ Loder Δ du Lac des Cygnes  Δ d'ArtΔ Victoria     
2018    Δ Cascade       


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.

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