Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Arthur Josephson's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1961         Δ Grand Monadnock  
1962      Δ Washington     
1963     Δ Grand MonadnockΔ Gunstock Δ Watatic   
1964   Δ Pack MonadnockΔ Temple Δ Chocorua     
1967      Δ Livermore     
1968    Δ Rose Δ BeechΔ Artists BluffΔ Lafayette   
1969    Δ Watatic Δ WelchΔ KatahdinΔ Tecumseh   
1971      Δ Middle SugarloafΔ SnowsΔ Kearsarge   
1972   Δ WachusettΔ New IpswichΔ Grand MonadnockΔ Red HillΔ Middle SugarloafΔ Stratton   
1973    Δ TobyΔ North Pack MonadnockΔ ShawΔ Carter Dome    
1974    Δ Wachusett Δ BelknapΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ Moosilauke   
1975    Δ WachusettΔ Grand MonadnockΔ Red Hill Δ Stinson Δ Snow 
1976   Δ WachusettΔ Belknap Δ Piper Δ PlymouthΔ Oregon  
1977    Δ CardiganΔ KinsmanΔ TecumsehΔ North DoubleheadΔ Cherry   
1978    Δ TremontΔ RattlesnakesΔ StinsonΔ PleasantΔ Speckled   
1979    Δ CardiganΔ ChocoruaΔ Old SpeckΔ South TwinΔ North Baldface   
1980    Δ StinsonΔ PercivalΔ CardiganΔ Smarts Δ Cabot  
1981   Δ North Pack MonadnockΔ CardiganΔ MajorΔ PiperΔ Red Hill Δ Wachusett  
1982    Δ Pack Monadnock Δ BelknapΔ BigelowΔ WeetamooΔ ShawΔ Nancy 
1983    Δ ShawΔ BelknapΔ KillingtonΔ MansfieldΔ KatahdinΔ Clough  
1984    Δ BelknapΔ JayΔ TecumsehΔ EquinoxΔ East KennebagoΔ PiermontΔ Captain 
1985   Δ WataticΔ BarronΔ Cole HillΔ BelknapΔ SavageΔ LongΔ WolfΔ Bear 
1986   Δ Booth HillΔ AscutneyΔ GrassΔ BelknapΔ SnowΔ KineoΔ ShrewsburyΔ Great Blue HillΔ Beacon Pole Hill
1987    Δ ConeΔ AlanderΔ SundayΔ MéganticΔ Bald CapΔ TobyΔ Dry HillΔ Dry Hill
1988    Δ HarveyΔ PuzzleΔ BelknapΔ AziscohosΔ Greylock Δ Crum HillΔ Stony Ledge
1989 Δ Ragged Δ EverettΔ Lightning HillΔ ProspectΔ BelknapΔ West Monument 443Δ FlagstaffΔ PineΔ Berlin 
1990Δ Burley Hill  Δ Blood Hill  Δ Kearsarge NorthΔ MooseΔ RumpΔ Boundary Bald  
1991    Δ SmartsΔ North TripyramidΔ BakerΔ HunterΔ BromleyΔ Hancock-NW Pk Δ Hamilton
1992     Δ Lampier HillΔ Trout Pond HillΔ BelknapΔ CenterΔ White CapΔ Temple 
1993Δ Wood Hill   Δ ParkerΔ Middle SugarloafΔ MoosilaukeΔ Bill MerrillΔ North TurnerΔ Brouillard BrookΔ Tom 
1994   Δ WachusettΔ BlackΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ GlastenburyΔ Grand MonadnockΔ AtteanΔ Wachusett 
1995  Δ WataticΔ Pack MonadnockΔ StickneyΔ Red HillΔ OsceolaΔ Red HillΔ WymanΔ Burnt MeadowΔ Gore 
1996    Δ Red HillΔ Hussey HillΔ CoburnΔ ChocoruaΔ SignalΔ GoreΔ Adams 
1997 Δ Bald Hill Range  Δ Red HillΔ KearsargeΔ CardiganΔ SterlingΔ EastΔ Red Hill  
1998   Δ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ SpruceΔ Red Hill  
1999   Δ NottinghamΔ BelvidereΔ GrantΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Cold Hollow Mountains HPΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Wachusett
2000  Δ Hanging HillsΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ ElephantΔ DoubletopΔ Traveler  
2001   Δ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ WhitefaceΔ Red HillΔ Wachusett
2002Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Grand MonadnockΔ KlemΔ Grand MonadnockΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Wachusett
2003   Δ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ KlemΔ Wachusett
2004Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red Hill  Δ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ TurtlebackΔ Wachusett
2005Δ Wachusett  Δ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ KlemΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Lockes Hill 
2006Δ WachusettΔ ProspectΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red Hill Δ PiperΔ BelknapΔ BelknapΔ ShannonΔ CobbleΔ Pawtuckaway
2007Δ Veezey Hill   Δ Location HillΔ Jackknife HillΔ Lockes HillΔ CobbleΔ Location HillΔ Lockes HillΔ Lockes Hill 
2008   Δ Moose TopΔ CobbleΔ WachusettΔ StraightbackΔ GunstockΔ Red HillΔ KlemΔ Wachusett 
2009  Δ WachusettΔ ProspectΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ CobbleΔ CobbleΔ Lockes HillΔ East B HillΔ Milan Hill
2010  Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ ProspectΔ FarwellΔ StinsonΔ BelknapΔ ProspectΔ Wachusett
2011Δ Wachusett Δ WachusettΔ ProspectΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ PlymouthΔ Red HillΔ ProspectΔ Location HillΔ Lockes HillΔ Wachusett
2012Δ Holt HillΔ Bear HillΔ ProspectΔ WachusettΔ Dickey HillΔ BelknapΔ PeakedΔ KlemΔ PineΔ PiperΔ Milan HillΔ Wachusett
2013Δ Milan Hill  Δ Artists BluffΔ Milan HillΔ Lockes HillΔ PiperΔ PemigewassetΔ CobbleΔ Wilbur Δ Prospect
2014Δ Prospect  Δ ProspectΔ CobbleΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ SawtoothΔ CobbleΔ PlymouthΔ Milan HillΔ Prospect
2015Δ Prospect  Δ Prospect        


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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