Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

David Edgar'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  


1991       Δ Helm Crag Δ Shining Tor  
1992 Δ Pen y FanΔ Black Hill         
1993         Δ Snowdon  
1994      Δ High Street  Δ Ben Lomond  
1995 Δ Brown Knoll    Δ High Willhays     
1996 Δ Grasmoor       Δ HelvellynΔ WhernsideΔ High Raise
1997 Δ Winter HillΔ SnowdonΔ Scafell PikeΔ Helvellyn Δ Shipman Knotts Δ Great GableΔ Pendle HillΔ FairfieldΔ Skiddaw
1998 Δ IngleboroughΔ SnowdonΔ Scafell PikeΔ ScafellΔ Bleaklow Head Δ Ben LawersΔ Longlands FellΔ Ditchling Beacon  
1999   Δ Rest DoddΔ HelvellynΔ Beinn TarsuinnΔ Ivinghoe BeaconΔ Waun FachΔ Scafell PikeΔ SnowdonΔ Great WhernsideΔ Blencathra
2000Δ Y GarnΔ Great Shunner FellΔ HelvellynΔ Ben NevisΔ Yr ElenΔ WhitesideΔ Snøhetta Δ HaycockΔ Caw Fell  
2001    Δ Signal de Botrange       
2002  Δ Tonelagee     Δ Punta Culfreda   
2003Δ Blencathra   Δ Signal de BotrangeΔ Corno GrandeΔ Zugspitze     
2004   Δ Chno Dearg  Δ Pica d'Estats   Δ Turó de l'Home 
2005       Δ Old Man of Coniston  Δ Carrauntoohil 
2006 Δ Fossa  Δ VaalserbergΔ Kneiff Δ Leith HillΔ Mulhacén   
2007         Δ Vodno  
2008  Δ Punta la Marmora    Δ Triglav  Δ Puy de SancyΔ Skiddaw
2009Δ Scafell Pike     Δ OberrothornΔ HohneckΔ MusalaΔ Vihren  
2010      Δ Crêt de la NeigeΔ FairfieldΔ Grayrigg Forest Δ Hohe Acht 
2011     Δ Vaalserberg Δ Helm CragΔ Peña Prieta  Δ Thabana Ntlenyana
2012Δ Table        Δ PuigmalΔ Costabona 
2013Δ Signal de Botrange    Δ Huayna PicchuΔ Sgurr nan CeathreamhnanΔ Stob Poite Coire ArdairΔ Haddington Hill   
2014 Δ LonquimayΔ NgauruhoeΔ KosciuszkoΔ KinabaluΔ Bukit Timah Δ Fan Si PanΔ RotondoΔ Cinto Δ Brown Clee Hill
2015Δ Stiperstones  Δ Kinder Scout Δ Brussels HP Δ Hare StonesΔ Black HillΔ Wild Boar Fell  
2016 Δ Aran FawddwyΔ Ward's Stone Δ Ben Alder Δ High VinnallsΔ MaglicΔ ScafellΔ Chukhung Ri Δ Hail Storm Hill
2017Δ Mam Tor Δ Great CoumΔ Ben MacduiΔ Ben Cruachan Δ Urra Moor - Round HillΔ BrockenΔ Slieve Donard  Δ Glyder Fawr
2018Δ Y GarnΔ Cadair BerwynΔ Wutai Shan Δ Ben Lawers Δ Creag MeagaidhΔ MoldoveanuΔ Parângu MareΔ WoldsΔ Top o'Selside 
2019 Δ Cadair Idris - PenygadairΔ OlympusΔ White CoombΔ Bidean Nam BianΔ Carn EigeΔ Arnside KnottΔ Peel Fell    
2020Δ Adams     Δ Cross FellΔ HochkönigΔ ZirbitzkogelΔ Great Knoutberry Hill  
2021   Δ High StreetΔ Ben NevisΔ Binnein Mor Δ Beinn a'BhuirdΔ Boulsworth Hill - Lad LawΔ Lowther HillΔ Blackstone Edge 
2022Δ Skiddaw Δ Cairn GormΔ Pen y FanΔ Meldon HillΔ Aonach Eagach - Sgor nam Fiannaidh Δ AskivalΔ PachnesΔ Ida Δ Bowfell
2023 Δ Beinn UdlamainΔ Benbaun         


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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