Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Derek Standen'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  


1984      Δ Wright     
1985       Δ Whiteface    
1986       Δ Algonquin Δ Gothics  
1987      Δ Giant     
1988      Δ Nippletop     
1989     Δ Dix      
1990     Δ Rocky Peak RidgeΔ Gardner     
1991     Δ Marcy Δ Hough Δ Nye  
1992    Δ Marshall Δ Gros MorneΔ Seward    
1993    Δ Panther  Δ Redfield    
1994     Δ SantanoniΔ Ben Nevis     
1995    Δ Allen   Δ Couchsachraga   
1996    Δ Lower WolfjawΔ Camels Hump   Δ Mansfield  
1997    Δ Ellen       
1998    Δ Haystack Δ WashingtonΔ AlgonquinΔ Slide   
1999     Δ South TwinΔ Sulphur SkylineΔ Gothics    
2000     Δ LafayetteΔ Giant Δ Killington   
2001        Δ Carter Dome   
2002      Δ GarfieldΔ Marcy    
2004     Δ Carrigain      
2005    Δ MoosilaukeΔ Silver      
2006Δ Kilimanjaro     Δ North Tripyramid   Δ Osler Bluff 
2007 Δ Ngauruhoe    Δ Cabot Δ Ishpatina Ridge   
2008   Δ Kala Pattar  Δ WaumbekΔ King    
2009    Δ ScrabbleΔ MoriahΔ MapleΔ Tower Δ Durham HPΔ Kawartha Lakes HP 
2010    Δ Madison Δ Peak 546Δ Ishpatina Ridge Δ Niagara Escarpment HPΔ Luther BenchmarkΔ Halton HP
2011   Δ Peak 546 Δ Sugarloaf Δ Seal Lake Δ Southern Ontario HP  
2012    Δ ManitouΔ CrockerΔ Parry Sound HPΔ Alvin LakeΔ Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park HP Δ Brantford HP 
2013     Δ Bigelow Δ Haystack Δ Peak 579  
2014    Δ Silver Δ KatahdinΔ Kwagama Hill    
2015    Δ Peak 564Δ WashingtonΔ Griffin Lake     
2016   Δ False Essex PointΔ Lake Labelle Firetower Δ TowerΔ Eagle    
2017  Δ Waterloo HP   Δ Ghost Range Δ Parch Creek Peak East   
2018      Δ Table TopΔ Mauna Kea    
2019Δ Hamilton HP      Δ Ishpatina Ridge  Δ Essex CoHP 
2021      Δ Murphys PinnacleΔ Ararat    
2022    Δ Peak 556 Δ Peak 486  Δ Wilkie Lake  


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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