Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

sue madill's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1996       Δ MargaretΔ TeanawayΔ AbielΔ Church Mountain-Old Lookout Site 
1997    Δ TownsendΔ AixΔ Ingalls Peak-S Pk-XΔ Golden HornΔ SaukΔ Park Butte-X  
1998  Δ Muir Δ GoatΔ WinchesterΔ BurroughsΔ BlackΔ Huayna Picchu   
1999       Δ PoeΔ Goat Mountain-W Pk   
2000Δ Persis    Δ CarneΔ Fremont NorthΔ NorseΔ Scorpion Δ Sunrise 
2001Δ Rose  Δ ShrinerΔ Icicle RidgeΔ BansheeΔ TruaxΔ DegeΔ Maude   
2002     Δ Colchuck-XΔ WindyΔ ChutlaΔ Indian RidgeΔ Yellow Aster Butte-E PkΔ Antler 
2003Δ MuttonΔ Bare  Δ Dog-XΔ JollyΔ CrystalΔ FremontΔ PyramidΔ JoveΔ Union 
2004     Δ Gobblers KnobΔ Belford  Δ High RockΔ Higgins Lookout SiteΔ Miller
2005Δ Mission-XΔ BearheadΔ BeljicaΔ Tumwater Δ KilimanjaroΔ Sherman Δ SeymourΔ MissionΔ Chiricahua 
2006     Δ DeseretΔ ChopakaΔ Outlook    
2007      Δ Harrys RidgeΔ RedΔ WallabyΔ Lemei Rock Δ Little Si
2008Δ Mailbox    Δ Ray RidgeΔ McLeodΔ FisherΔ Larrabee-X   
2009 Δ Hurricane HillΔ Devils Δ Mitchell Δ Fifes Ridge-Peak 6521Δ Rendezvous    
2010Δ Chuckanut Mountain-M PkΔ Esja-ÞverfellshornΔ High Hut Δ Lookout-X Δ PukeashunΔ GhostriderΔ Cirque   
2011       Δ BurleyΔ Kelly ButteΔ Syncline-X Δ Cairn Hill
2012  Δ Gracie PointΔ Wenas Benchmark  Δ North Twentymile Δ Callaghan Δ BlueΔ Towne Benchmark
2013  Δ South Tiger   Δ ClarkΔ Tucquala   Δ Chirripó
2014Δ Point 2050    Δ Leavitt Δ West TrophyΔ Point 7552Δ Snowshoe Butte  
2015    Δ BuckΔ Caroline LivermoreΔ Pre-melting Kebnekaise-Sydtoppen-XΔ Fosthall Δ Old Trail  
2016     Δ GarfieldΔ KatahdinΔ Twin Sisters Peaks Δ TumacΔ Owens-XΔ Wildrose
2017     Δ Vedder Δ Smoky Dome Δ Teide  
2018      Δ Little Huckleberry     
2019       Δ Dutton Cliff    
2020 Δ Lopez Hill    Δ French ButteΔ Green CraggieΔ Hamilton Buttes   
2021    Δ Big Huckleberry       


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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