Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Chris Bowles'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  


2001      Δ Moel Famau     
2002   Δ Snaefell        
2003    Δ Sgurr na Lapaich       
2004   Δ Beinn ImeΔ Carn EigeΔ Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan Δ Ben More    
2005 Δ SnowdonΔ Beinn a'Bheithir-Sgorr DheargΔ Bidean Nam BianΔ Tom a'ChoinichΔ An SocachΔ Ben Lui Δ BraeriachΔ Sgurr nan ConbhaireanΔ Bynack MoreΔ Geal Charn
2006Δ GleouraichΔ Sgor GaoithΔ Sron a'Choire GhairbhΔ Beinn UdlamainΔ An TeallachΔ Cairn Gorm Δ Ben MacduiΔ Cairn ToulΔ Am FaochagachΔ Ben DeargΔ Beinn Bhreac
2007Δ Little WyvisΔ Airgiod BheinnΔ An SocachΔ Glas MaolΔ Beinn a'BhuirdΔ Beinn Bhrotain  Δ LochnagarΔ An Sgarsoch Δ Beinn a'Chaorainn
2008Δ Schiehallion  Δ Aonach BeagΔ Stob Coire EasainΔ Mullach Coire Mhic FhearchairΔ Ben NevisΔ Beinn a'ChlachairΔ Chno DeargΔ Beinn GhlasΔ Meall GarbhΔ Canisp
2009Δ Beinn LeoidΔ BreabagΔ Ben LawersΔ Ben CruachanΔ Sgurr Dubh MorΔ Sgurr Alasdair Δ Ben StaravΔ An StucΔ Stob Coir'an AlbannaichΔ Meall a'BhuiridhΔ Streap
2010 Δ Beinn Odhar BheagΔ CulardochΔ Cruach InnseΔ FoinavenΔ Beinn Dearg MorΔ Carn na h-EasgainnΔ Ben AdenΔ Leith HillΔ Sron Chona Choirein Δ Braigh nan Uamhachan
2011Δ Beinn a'MheadhoinΔ Beinn Maol ChaluimΔ Walbury Hill Δ Goat FellΔ Meall BuidheΔ Dunkery BeaconΔ Hergest Ridge Δ Ben VuirichΔ Mynydd TroedΔ Y Garn
2012   Δ Stob DubhΔ Aonach Buidhe  Δ Beinn Bhreac  Δ Beinn Luibhean 
2013 Δ Beinn Chuirn Δ Stob an FhuarainΔ Beinn nan OighreagΔ Coety Δ Ben Tee    
2014 Δ Leum Uilleim  Δ Sgurr Dhomhnuill  Δ La Rhune Δ Fan FawrΔ Cefn yr Ystrad 
2015  Δ CorserineΔ Mynydd CarningliΔ Sgurr an Fhuarain  Δ St Boniface DownΔ Long Mynd-Pole BankΔ Moel y Gamelin Δ Carn a'Chaochain
2016 Δ Cheriton Hill Δ Tamalpais-E Pk Δ Wittenberg Δ Big Rock RidgeΔ TiogaΔ Loma AltaΔ PiheaΔ Ring
2017Δ Mona Gowan   Δ Beinn LairΔ BaldΔ Eddy    Δ Bald Hill
2018 Δ Saint Helena  Δ Konocti       


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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