Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Alex Lennon's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1997    Δ Osgood Hill     Δ Turkey Hill 
1998    Δ Major Δ Castle hill IpswichΔ Kill Devil Hill    
1999      Δ Bear     
2001       Δ Shannon    
2002      Δ Glacier Point     
2003 Δ Sunapee   Δ Liberty Δ Star Island HP    
2004       Δ Mitchell  Δ TecumsehΔ Weir Hill
2005      Δ LincolnΔ Adams   Δ Sugarloaf
2006  Δ Solares Hill Δ Den Rock Hill Δ Helgafell   Δ Carrigain 
2007           Δ Crotched
2008    Δ TullyΔ Owls Head Δ South Twin Δ Rattlesnake Δ Tablerock
2009 Δ Montmartre    Δ SnakeΔ Giant Δ BelvidereΔ Madonna 
2010Δ SterlingΔ SpruceΔ Alcatraz Island HP Δ NoonmarkΔ GarfieldΔ MarcyΔ Basin    
2011    Δ SawteethΔ Big SlideΔ AlgonquinΔ Mansfield Δ Solaro  
2012Δ Petrín Δ Cardigan  Δ Nubble Δ Bear DenΔ AbrahamΔ Camels HumpΔ Wachusett 
2013  Δ Ellen   Δ Honeymoon BluffΔ EagleΔ Blueberry HillΔ South SisterΔ WhitneyΔ Tom
2014Δ FlumeΔ JayΔ WashingtonΔ AuburnΔ Black ElkΔ Two OceanΔ Grand TetonΔ BaldyΔ WashburnΔ KingsΔ ElbertΔ Point Supreme
2015Δ DeseretΔ OlympusΔ FraryΔ WheelerΔ HumphreysΔ GallatinΔ LongsΔ ClevelandΔ Grand TetonΔ ProspectorsΔ Hoosier HillΔ Greylock
2016Δ Uhl HillΔ Blacktail ButteΔ SignalΔ PilotΔ HoodΔ LeidyΔ GannettΔ BairdΔ WyomingΔ NeboΔ Weed Patch HillΔ Great Blue Hill
2017Δ SaddleΔ ReidΔ AdamsΔ ConstitutionΔ EverettΔ StewartΔ HilgardΔ SphinxΔ GraniteΔ EllenΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ Teide
2018Δ BlancaΔ Blacktail ButteΔ West Gros Ventre ButteΔ San GorgonioΔ CrazyΔ DoubletopΔ CastleΔ ClauseΔ SurveyΔ ChacrasΔ CotopaxiΔ Hancock
2019Δ Steamboat Δ Peak 10696Δ CabotΔ Blacktail ButteΔ Big ElkΔ GarnsΔ KintlaΔ WagnerΔ White MountainΔ Thurston 


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 500 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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