Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Doug Wilson'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  


1972      Δ Marathon Mountain-Race Point     
1974     Δ Flattop      
1977      Δ Wetterhorn     
1980    Δ HoodΔ RainierΔ Haku-sanΔ Fuji-san    
1981   Δ Hood Δ Baker-XΔ AdamsΔ Olympus-XΔ Rainier-X   
1982      Δ HoodΔ South Sister    
1983      Δ Shasta-X Δ South Sister   
1984    Δ Hood Δ PinnacleΔ Baker    
1985   Δ Indian PointΔ Rainier-X  Δ ChutlaΔ Gilbert   
1986    Δ Hood-X  Δ Washington    
1987     Δ Saint HelensΔ AdamsΔ North SisterΔ Thielsen   
1988      Δ Baker     
1989    Δ Saint Helens Δ ShastaΔ Olympus Δ Broken Top  
1990     Δ Rainier-XΔ RainierΔ GlacierΔ South Sister   
1991     Δ Hood-XΔ Grand TetonΔ Bugaboo SpireΔ UnicornΔ Broken Top  
1992     Δ Ellinor Δ SahaleΔ Ingalls-X Δ Island 
1993      Δ Broken Top-XΔ Stuart    
1994    Δ Hood Δ HoodΔ AdamsΔ Tate-yamaΔ Tsurugi-dake  
1995     Δ EllinorΔ RainierΔ Shuksan-XΔ North Sister   
1996    Δ Saint HelensΔ HoodΔ OlympusΔ ShuksanΔ Tate-yama   
1997   Δ Ibuki-yama Δ ShastaΔ AdamsΔ GlacierΔ Norikura-dake   
1998    Δ Saint HelensΔ DanielΔ Fuji-sanΔ South SisterΔ Ruth   
1999    Δ Karakuni-dake Δ Middle SisterΔ Hiuchi-yamaΔ Kisokomaga-take   
2000     Δ UnicornΔ Old SnowyΔ Ontake-sanΔ Iwaki-sanΔ Dai-sen - Misen  
2001Δ Hood-X     Δ Three Fingered JackΔ Warusawa-dakeΔ Silver Star   
2002     Δ UnicornΔ WashingtonΔ North SisterΔ CathedralΔ Kita-dake  
2003     Δ WashingtonΔ PinnacleΔ Shuksan-XΔ Suisho-dake   
2004  Δ Dog  Δ HoodΔ DefianceΔ Stuart-X Δ Hakken-zan  
2005  Δ DogΔ Hamilton Δ Observation RockΔ AdamsΔ StuartΔ Ruth   
2006     Δ UnicornΔ ShastaΔ SillΔ WhitneyΔ Tate-yama  
2007      Δ Jefferson Δ ThielsenΔ Motoshirane  
2008     Δ ColchuckΔ Baker Δ Middle SisterΔ Kinpu-san  
2009    Δ AngelesΔ UnicornΔ TakazumaΔ GlacierΔ South Sister   
2010     Δ TownsendΔ Sahale Δ Goat Island   
2011     Δ EllinorΔ Beacon RockΔ BlackΔ Hiuchiga-takeΔ Senjoga-dakeΔ Miyanoura-dake 
2012      Δ Asahi-dakeΔ Shiomi-dakeΔ Hotaka-dakeΔ Utsugi-dake  
2013     Δ Saint HelensΔ White MountainΔ MaudeΔ Seven Fingered Jack   
2014    Δ Saint HelensΔ UnicornΔ Stuart-XΔ WashingtonΔ McLoughlinΔ Ryuo-zan  
2015    Δ Saint HelensΔ UnicornΔ Anvil RockΔ WhitneyΔ Williamson   
2016    Δ Saint HelensΔ IronΔ PalisadesΔ SplitΔ Langley   
2017    Δ Saint HelensΔ Three WayΔ Little TahomaΔ Tokaloo RockΔ Hotaka-dakeΔ Bald Rock  
2018    Δ Third Mother-XΔ WowΔ ChinookΔ RussellΔ Steamboat ProwΔ ArthurΔ Mitake 
2019   Δ PaulΔ GoveΔ DoubleΔ ScarfaceΔ Governors RidgeΔ Old Desolate   
2020     Δ Pitcher Δ TyeeΔ Burroughs   
2021     Δ Third Mother Δ Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief    


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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