Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Alan Perkins'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  


1954    Δ White Ledge       
1968     Δ Bond      
1969     Δ Washington  Δ Wildcat   
1973    Δ Willard       
1978    Δ North BaldfaceΔ MonroeΔ Stairs Δ OsceolaΔ Lafayette  
1979 Δ Pawtuckaway SouthΔ KearsargeΔ ChocoruaΔ LibertyΔ JeffersonΔ North Tripyramid Δ HaleΔ South Kinsman  
1980   Δ Starr KingΔ CarrigainΔ North Moat  Δ GarfieldΔ Waumbek  
1981 Δ Monadnock Δ TecumsehΔ CabotΔ Hancock   Δ South Twin  
1982    Δ Webster   Δ Owls HeadΔ Adams  
1983     Δ Isolation  Δ MadisonΔ Zealand  
1985  Δ Potash  Δ Cardigan  Δ Carter Dome   
1986         Δ Moriah  
1989        Δ Middle Sugarloaf   
1990         Δ Kearsarge North  
1996 Δ Red Hill          
2005        Δ Green   
2015        Δ North DoubleheadΔ BlackΔ CubeΔ Hedgehog
2016   Δ TurtlebackΔ South MoatΔ Blueberry  Δ SugarloafΔ Jennings  


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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