Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

David Hart's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1982          Δ Belford 
1983         Δ Harvard  
1985     Δ Missouri      
1986Δ Evans Δ FletcherΔ Quandary   Δ Handies  Δ La PlataΔ Democrat
1987Δ YaleΔ Elbert  Δ MassiveΔ CastleΔ CrestoneΔ Longs Δ Maroon  
1988Δ Edwards     Δ BlancaΔ UncompahgreΔ GeminiΔ Shavano  
1989 Δ PacificΔ SneffelsΔ CapitolΔ Snowmass Δ North SuicideΔ WilsonΔ IceΔ Challenger PointΔ AtlanticΔ Chimborazo
1990     Δ OurayΔ Kit CarsonΔ WindomΔ O'Malley   
1991    Δ White PrincessΔ Little O'Malley    Δ Byron 
1992Δ Buckskin   Δ Denali Δ BonanzaΔ Bashful  Δ Byron 
1993  Δ Didilkama Δ Sanford-X Δ Hunters  Δ Benign  
1994    Δ HunterΔ BonaΔ Lynx  Δ IslandΔ Tserko Ri 
1995   Δ Marcus BakerΔ BlackburnΔ Foraker      
1996   Δ NatazhatΔ Saint Elias    Δ Calliope  
1997  Δ CarpathianΔ ChurchillΔ Sanford    Δ Polar Bear  
1998   Δ BearΔ Logan    Δ Alpenglow  
1999 Δ Triangle Δ SlaggardΔ RegalΔ Hope PointΔ Huayna Potosí  Δ Baruntse  
2000Δ Kelimutu Δ OssaΔ LucaniaΔ Wood Δ Pre-melting Kebnekaise-Sydtoppen  Δ Rae  
2001   Δ UniversityΔ King-XΔ Mooses ToothΔ Broad     
2002   Δ FinlandΔ King-X Δ McHugh     
2003   Δ Thunder BirdΔ Vancouver   Δ Wing   
2004    Δ King       
2005    Δ Wood-X Δ Pioneer     
2006   Δ OrganΔ Wood       
2007   Δ WrangellΔ Peak 5505       
2008    Δ WhitneyΔ HarpΔ Brittle  Δ Hibbs Δ Orizaba
2009  Δ EsbayΔ CumulusΔ ShastaΔ RookΔ Camp RobberΔ WilsonΔ Nantina PointΔ POW/MIA  
2010   Δ Korohusk-XΔ San LuisΔ East Kiliak-XΔ SynthesizerΔ EmeraldΔ Whitney Δ Colima 
2011  Δ Peak 4851Δ Near PointΔ Jordan-XΔ El DienteΔ White LiceΔ Peters-XΔ North PalisadeΔ Ship Creek Hill  
2012  Δ AscensionΔ Compass Butte-XΔ Frances Δ BoisterousΔ PetersΔ WilliamsonΔ Grizzly  
2013   Δ Compass Butte-XΔ ArkansasΔ HibbsΔ HarpΔ Hagerman Δ Peak 4593  
2014   Δ YudiΔ Mauna KeaΔ SaltΔ GannettΔ Cloud Δ Jebel ToubkalΔ Haleakala 
2015  Δ Delia BenchmarkΔ San GorgonioΔ HumphreysΔ GrahamΔ BakerΔ KingsΔ Peak 4403 Δ TajumulcoΔ Berchtesgadener Hochthron
2016Δ Hinterer Brunnenkogel Δ Peak 1403Δ McHughΔ Iliamna VolcanoΔ WashingtonΔ JeffersonΔ RainierΔ Peak 4716Δ LemmonΔ FlattopΔ Flattop
2017Δ Aconcagua Δ SovereignΔ TorbertΔ IsthmusΔ JeffersonΔ NeboΔ Ibapah Δ Peak TwoΔ FrenchyΔ Meru
2018Δ KilimanjaroΔ DuarteΔ Redoubt VolcanoΔ TruuliΔ BlancaΔ BlancΔ Mulhacén Δ StewartΔ SacagaweaΔ AcatenangoΔ Sunburst
2019Δ Volcan KarisimbiΔ StanleyΔ DouglasΔ Bolsón de los CerillosΔ Ras DashenΔ Fish Lake Hightop-XΔ RinkerΔ TriglavΔ Hoher DachsteinΔ FlattopΔ BasiléΔ (Loveland)
2020Δ Mercedario Δ PastoralΔ OdesseyΔ MadsonΔ Peak 5197Δ Peak 6915Δ Peak 6200Δ CrazyΔ GovernmentΔ el PotosíΔ Mtorwi
2021Δ LoolmalasinΔ GirlsΔ JainΔ Peak 5495-XΔ Fortress Ridge       


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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