Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

David Howells'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  


1980         Δ Olympus  
1985        Δ San CristóbalΔ Cordon los Nadis  
1998Δ Aonach Eagach - Sgor nam FiannaidhΔ Aonach Eagach West          
2005    Δ Moelwyn BachΔ Moelwyn MawrΔ Moel Siabod     
2006     Δ Rhinog FawrΔ CarrauntoohilΔ Coach Hill    
2007     Δ Carnedd Fach Δ Cyfrwy    
2008       Δ Crib y Ddysgl    
2010           Δ Toluca
2011Δ Tajumulco          Δ Mogotón
2012Δ ChirripóΔ Iztaccíhuatl         Δ Cofre de Perote
2013Δ la india dormidaΔ Barú   Δ Dunkery Beacon      
2014  Δ Orizaba        Δ Negra
2015Δ Wills NeckΔ Tláloc    Δ Lydeard Hill     
2016  Δ El Tibidabo   Δ Snowdon     
2017Δ Craig Gwaun Taf   Δ PlynlimonΔ Teide  Δ Y gyrnΔ Waun FachΔ Fan HirΔ Fan Gyhirych
2018Δ Great RhosΔ Y GarnΔ CoetyΔ HirfynyddΔ Grosser MythenΔ Aran FawddwyΔ Ben Nevis  Δ LugnaquilliaΔ Slieve DonardΔ Moylussa
2019Δ WerfaΔ Tai Mo ShanΔ Cadair BerwynΔ Tarren y GesailΔ Moel HebogΔ Callow Hill Δ Signal de BotrangeΔ MulhacénΔ Serra da EstrelaΔ Carnedd WenΔ Corndon Hill
2020Δ Fan BrycheiniogΔ Rhobell FawrΔ Mynydd Llangynidr   Δ Y LlethrΔ Elidir FawrΔ Carnedd LlewelynΔ Pen y FanΔ Foel Grach 
2021  Δ Creigiau GleisionΔ Yr AranΔ Kinder ScoutΔ Ill CragΔ Scafell     
2022  Δ SnaefellΔ Monserrate  Δ Suur Munamagi Δ SkiddawΔ Helvellyn  
2023 Δ El EscorialΔ Milk Hill         


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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