Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

John McHugh'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  


1988      Δ Mansfield     
1989     Δ Camels Hump      
1992      Δ Jay     
2005       Δ Chauve    
2006     Δ Saint-Hilaire Δ Le Round TopΔ Vindbelgjarfjall   
2007  Δ Montmartre   Δ MansfieldΔ Covey HillΔ RoyalΔ Chimney Rock Δ Bellevue
2008     Δ Dalsnibba Δ Marcy Δ l'Ours  
2009  Δ Rainbow PointΔ Wantastiquet Δ Stowe Pinnacle Δ MansfieldΔ Greylock  Δ Zabriskie Point
2010     Δ Jacques-CartierΔ Sommet Albert NordΔ Camels HumpΔ L'Acropole des DraveursΔ Hunger Δ Ryan
2011Δ (Red Wall Canyon DVNP)  Δ Little MonadnockΔ Pavey ArkΔ AbrahamΔ GiantΔ AlgonquinΔ HaystackΔ Lower WolfjawΔ PhelpsΔ Ferrin Knob
2012Δ King NordΔ Bolton-XΔ LemmonΔ KearsargeΔ Big SlideΔ HunterΔ MansfieldΔ MarcyΔ KatahdinΔ Table Top Δ Philo
2013 Δ KaaikopΔ Arab Δ EmoryΔ McKenzieΔ LafayetteΔ GoreΔ (Whitney)Δ MéganticΔ KaaikopΔ Orford
2014  Δ GleasonΔ MonadnockΔ ColdenΔ NippletopΔ MacombΔ AlgonquinΔ SkylightΔ DicksonsΔ ElmoreΔ Cap de la Fée
2015Δ Les Pays-d'En-Haut HPΔ Bolton-XΔ WildroseΔ BelknapΔ BaldΔ HamlinΔ SugarloafΔ GothicsΔ MansfieldΔ Pitchoff Δ Shinob Kibe
2016Δ Diamond Cinder ConeΔ Twins - WestΔ MonadnockΔ RoyalΔ SlideΔ AbrahamΔ Beck-hornΔ PantherΔ Brian HeadΔ Ethan AllenΔ JoΔ Snake
2017Δ Prud'hommeΔ PhiloΔ RoyalΔ RougemontΔ RoyalΔ SpruceΔ PillsburyΔ NoireΔ ArabΔ AvalancheΔ Aldis Hill 
2018Δ KingΔ Stowe PinnacleΔ Le PinacleΔ SpruceΔ Ben LomondΔ MansfieldΔ TremblantΔ SantanoniΔ DonaldsonΔ Helgafell Δ Philo
2019 Δ JoΔ GleasonΔ Bear HillΔ HogbackΔ HurricaneΔ PhiloΔ GeorgiaΔ Jay MountainsΔ South DixΔ RoyalΔ Philo
2020 Δ Rougemont Δ Parc Centenaire William Cosgrove HP Δ ChagnonΔ du Loup-GarouΔ Sir-WilfridΔ Colline la Trompeuse Δ Rigaud - Sommet de la Croix 
2021 Δ Rigaud - Sommet de la Croix  Δ Parc de la Yamaska HPΔ Rigaud - Sommet de la CroixΔ Ham Δ AbenakisΔ La RéserveΔ Stowe PinnacleΔ Arthabaska
2022 Δ Le Cerf Δ BelfryΔ PhelpsΔ ArthabaskaΔ Esja - Þverfellshorn Δ Camels HumpΔ Orford  
2023Δ Westmount Parc SummitΔ Putney Heath          


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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