Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Isolated Peak

John McHugh's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearCanadaWest USAEast USAEurope
1988  Δ Mansfield 
1989  Δ Camels Hump 
1992  Δ Jay 
2005Δ Chauve   
2006Δ Saint-Hilaire  Δ Vindbelgjarfjall
2007Δ Royal Δ MansfieldΔ Montmartre
2008Δ l'Ours Δ MarcyΔ Dalsnibba
2009 Δ Rainbow PointΔ Mansfield 
2010Δ Jacques-CartierΔ RyanΔ Camels Hump 
2011Δ Tremblant Δ KillingtonΔ Snowdon
2012Δ RoyalΔ LemmonΔ Katahdin 
2013Δ OrfordΔ EmoryΔ Jay 
2014Δ Ham Δ MonadnockΔ Brandon
2015Δ CarletonΔ WildroseΔ Sugarloaf 
2016Δ RoyalΔ Brian HeadΔ Slide 
2017Δ Royal Δ VanderwhackerΔ Arthur's Seat
2018Δ Tremblant Δ MansfieldΔ Goat Fell
2019Δ Royal Δ Saint RegisΔ Skúlahóll
2020Δ Sir-Wilfrid  Δ Richmond Park
2021Δ Ham   
YearCanadaWest USAEast USAEurope


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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.

Notes on Regions:

  • The dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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