Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Anders Olson'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  


1998       Δ Scotts Bluff    
2005  Δ Arthur's Seat         
2007      Δ Black Elk     
2008    Δ Lily Δ AltynΔ SiyehΔ Apikuni Δ Hahns 
2009    Δ Washburn Δ AllenΔ GrinnellΔ Pollock   
2010    Δ Buck HillΔ GoatΔ Little ChiefΔ GouldΔ Henry  Δ Scalplock-X
2011Δ Sentinel Δ Scalplock Δ JumboΔ EllsworthΔ RedΔ MerrittΔ StonehouseΔ TrapperΔ Stanton 
2012     Δ GableΔ WarrenΔ Peak 9646 Δ GreenΔ HaydenΔ Bruneau Dunes HP
2013    Δ Glacier ViewΔ KupunkamintΔ MatahpiΔ CannonΔ Medicine OwlΔ EagleΔ Anderson Hill 
2014Δ South Lynn Δ Stawamus ChiefΔ Gardner Δ Stone CityΔ coliseumΔ Jackson  Δ Fromme 
2015   Δ Stawamus Chief-First SummitΔ TaylorΔ Brunswick Δ DesolationΔ AeneasΔ Gothic  
2016Δ Hollyburn Δ Lone ConeΔ Alouette Δ Panorama RidgeΔ LocomotiveΔ BrandywineΔ West ButteΔ Big Agnes  
2017 Δ AshwabayΔ Perry     Δ Carthew   
2018     Δ Day Hill    Δ Goose Rock 
2019      Δ Unnecessary Δ Gunsight   
2020  Δ Barn Bluff     Δ CrazyΔ Bradys Bluff  
2021 Δ Blue 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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