Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Nick Down's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1994        Δ Giewont   
1999     Δ Arthur's Seat      
2000     Δ Hundstein      
2001        Δ Eildon Mid Hill   
2002        Δ Ben Lomond   
2003        Δ Merrick   
2005       Δ Ben Vrackie    
2006   Δ ClishamΔ Staple Hill Δ Grasmoor Δ Glas Maol   
2007Δ Vatican Hill Δ Bardon HillΔ FairfieldΔ Crinkle Crags-Long TopΔ Black DownΔ Bleaklow HeadΔ Schiehallion Δ WashingtonΔ Leith Hill 
2008 Δ Detling HillΔ Fan Fawr Δ Crinkle Crags-Long TopΔ Rhos Dirion Δ Ben Macdui   Δ Firle Beacon
2009 Δ Pen Twyn MawrΔ Botley HillΔ Waun FachΔ SkiddawΔ Beinn ImeΔ Ben LawersΔ Sgurr nan Clach Geala Δ DrieshΔ Walbury Hill 
2010 Δ Haddington HillΔ Sugar LoafΔ High WillhaysΔ Sgurr MórΔ Craig y LlynΔ Sgurr a'Choire GhlaisΔ LochnagarΔ GaldhøpiggenΔ Ben MoreΔ Wolds 
2011Δ Blath BhalgΔ Beacon BatchΔ Milk HillΔ Ben NevisΔ Pica da VaraΔ Montanha do PicoΔ Black HillΔ Cadair BerwynΔ MidžorΔ DinaraΔ Signal de BotrangeΔ Schafberg
2012Δ CoetyΔ Howden EdgeΔ Mickle FellΔ ScafellΔ Pizzo CarbonaraΔ Sgurr FhuaranΔ Fan GyhirychΔ Bishop Wilton WoldΔ Fan BrycheiniogΔ Brienzer RothornΔ Les Platons 
2013Δ Rock of GibraltarΔ Walton HillΔ OlympusΔ Airgiod BheinnΔ Ben CruachanΔ Helvellyn-Lower ManΔ Black MountΔ Ben LediΔ Rysy-XΔ Ben RinnesΔ Ben Challum 
2014Δ Mid WardΔ Sow of AthollΔ JandíaΔ Goat FellΔ Sgurr na BanachdichΔ BraeriachΔ SteinplatteΔ Stuc a'ChroinΔ HawksbillΔ MitchellΔ Earl's SeatΔ Meall Buidhe
2015Δ Beinn ChabhairΔ Cort-ma Law - East TopΔ RuivoΔ Ben VaneΔ Plomb du CantalΔ Beinn a'ChreachainΔ BrockenΔ BeerbergΔ Cruach ArdrainΔ Kirriereoch HillΔ Sgiath ChuilΔ Meall Buidhe
2016Δ BlencathraΔ Beinn HeasgarnichΔ Meall GlasΔ Teide-XΔ Beinn DorainΔ Meall a'BhuiridhΔ Great GableΔ Rombald's MoorΔ Glas TulaicheanΔ VentouxΔ Meall ChuaichΔ Ballencleuch Law
2017Δ StobΔ Tullich HillΔ BattockΔ Tamaro-XΔ Dodd Fell HillΔ TryfanΔ Carn a'ChlamainΔ Stob GhabharΔ Ben VorlichΔ EdelsbergΔ Beinn MhanachΔ Cape Law
2018Δ Meall GainmheichΔ Creag MacRanaichΔ Ben VenueΔ San PrimoΔ Ben OssΔ WendelsteinΔ Bidean Nam BianΔ Geal CharnΔ SnežkaΔ Creag MhorΔ FoiaΔ Green Lowther
2019Δ Hart FellΔ Creag EachΔ Puig MayorΔ Cairnsmore of CarsphairnΔ Beinn na CaillichΔ Beinn a'ChlachairΔ Badandun HillΔ Ben StaravΔ SchneebergΔ HochkarΔ Cairnsmore of Fleet 
2020Δ Turó de l'HomeΔ Whitehope HeightsΔ MillforeΔ Creag MhorΔ Meall an t-SeallaidhΔ Cam Chreag Δ Beinn nan ImireanΔ Corserine   


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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