Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Thompson John's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1970     Δ Royal      
1972       Δ Breeds Hill    
1981 Δ Beacon Hill          
1986      Δ Bunker Hill     
1992         Δ Blue  
1994      Δ Monroe Δ Baden-PowellΔ AdamsΔ JacksonΔ Washington
1995  Δ Watatic Δ FieldΔ CarrigainΔ South TwinΔ HancockΔ San AntonioΔ PineΔ Passaconaway 
1996  Δ Red HillΔ MonadnockΔ Cedar Hill Δ JeffersonΔ MoriahΔ EisenhowerΔ South TwinΔ CucamongaΔ Killington
1997Δ TimberΔ LukensΔ CarrΔ AscutneyΔ CrawfordΔ CrockerΔ KatahdinΔ MansfieldΔ SugarloafΔ MarcyΔ Big SlideΔ Hunter
1998Δ PierceΔ Moosilauke - South SummitΔ Starr KingΔ PeekamooseΔ North BaldfaceΔ SmartsΔ WashingtonΔ WilleyΔ GarfieldΔ WhitefaceΔ South MoatΔ Webster
1999Δ SpeckledΔ GreenΔ PotashΔ New IpswichΔ ColvinΔ Tecumseh - NorthwestΔ BelknapΔ LafayetteΔ GiantΔ AlgonquinΔ Nancy 
2000Δ Pico  Δ MonadnockΔ Nippletop Δ PassaconawayΔ IslipΔ Redfield  Δ Square Ledge
2001 Δ Pemigewasset Δ PawtuckawayΔ MonadnockΔ RedingtonΔ OsceolaΔ ColdenΔ WashingtonΔ WildcatΔ LibertyΔ Tremont
2002Δ AvalonΔ Osceola - EastΔ Great Blue HillΔ BashbishΔ ShrewsburyΔ Cabot Δ JeffersonΔ HaleΔ Moosilauke  
2003   Δ Pack MonadnockΔ Powwow Hill Δ GileadΔ Scar RidgeΔ MacNaughtonΔ Vose SpurΔ West Sleeper 
2004Δ DorsetΔ FieldΔ Hancock  Δ East Kennebago Δ BoundaryΔ SlideΔ SnowΔ WakelyΔ Huntington
2005Δ Starr KingΔ MegunticookΔ JacksonΔ PawtuckawayΔ Black DomeΔ North TripyramidΔ SugarloafΔ T.R.Δ GothicsΔ DartmouthΔ Pliny 
2006 Δ North Pack MonadnockΔ Panther   Δ Blue RidgeΔ AlgonquinΔ HendersonΔ SuccessΔ KancamagusΔ Bemis
2007 Δ Agamenticus Δ Haystack Δ LowellΔ Scar RidgeΔ CarrigainΔ Garfield Ridge Δ SignalΔ Woodlawn
2008Δ KancamagusΔ Gore Δ Middle HuntingtonΔ Ethan AllenΔ White Cap Δ BlueΔ HaleΔ BaldpateΔ Fairington CemeteryΔ Little Wildcat
2009Δ CrescentΔ Cleveland NotchΔ Duck PondΔ Big IndianΔ West KennebagoΔ Redington Pond Range - MiddleΔ West RockΔ SpottedΔ KilburnΔ GlastenburyΔ BoyceΔ Eagle Cliff
2010Δ Huntington - WestΔ East HuntingtonΔ Burnt HillΔ FarrΔ North Horn SaddlebackΔ BemisΔ LudlowΔ SterlingΔ Twin MountainsΔ Black NubbleΔ BoltonΔ Mayo
2011Δ CranberryΔ East HavenΔ TeapotΔ Salt AshΔ CalamityΔ Whitcomb Mountain - SouthΔ Kennebago Divide - Southwest Δ OwlΔ RumpΔ Percys - NorthΔ Caribou Mountain - Northeast
2012Δ Bear Mountain - EastΔ SlideΔ BelvidereΔ Abraham - Middle SummitΔ Little MooseΔ BoilΔ Mahoosuc ArmΔ MansfieldΔ SentinelΔ PlateauΔ Cadillac 
2013Δ Bartlett Haystack Δ RuskΔ TwinΔ Jo-MaryΔ SugarloafΔ Wildcat DΔ TableΔ BoreasΔ Hunter Mountain - Southwest Δ Doubletop
2014Δ FridayΔ Gates HillΔ LoneΔ RaceΔ Glebe Mountain - MagicΔ Blue RidgeΔ Lowell Mountains HP Δ Lost PondΔ TinmouthΔ PaineΔ Greens Cliff
2015Δ HunterΔ TwinΔ Black DomeΔ MoosalamooΔ CatamountΔ DustanΔ ElmoreΔ North River MountainsΔ JeffersΔ Foot StoolΔ JeffersonΔ Sugar Hill
2016Δ ZirconΔ High PointΔ HibbardΔ Dun BrookΔ DugΔ Rogers LedgeΔ Lary BrookΔ Owls HeadΔ Loon LakeΔ HowardΔ Belle AyrΔ Sleeping Lion
2017Δ South CarterΔ South KinsmanΔ OlderbarkΔ Stoppel PointΔ Gardner Mountain - SouthΔ PeakedΔ Boulder Loop upper ledgeΔ RoundΔ Averill - SouthwestΔ Middle CarterΔ SableΔ Pete Gay
2018    Δ Phelps Mountain - NorthΔ Bald  Δ Big SpencerΔ West Baldpate - West  
2019        Δ EisenhowerΔ ChimneyΔ NickwaketΔ Holt
2020Δ BordenΔ PemigewassetΔ Jefferson Δ CataloucheeΔ HixΔ SawyerΔ CabotΔ DouglasΔ Bear  


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.

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