Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Arthur Josephson's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles Color Ranges
  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 Monadnock  
1962      Δ Washington     
1963     Δ MonadnockΔ Gunstock Δ Watatic   
1964   Δ Pack MonadnockΔ Temple Δ Chocorua     
1967      Δ Livermore Δ KidderΔ Little Monadnock  
1968    Δ RoseΔ CrotchedΔ LovewellΔ Artists BluffΔ Lafayette   
1969    Δ Watatic Δ WelchΔ KatahdinΔ TecumsehΔ GraceΔ Fay 
1970     Δ WinnΔ Bald     
1971      Δ Middle SugarloafΔ SnowsΔ KearsargeΔ Skatutakee  
1972   Δ WachusettΔ GraceΔ MonadnockΔ Red HillΔ Middle SugarloafΔ Stratton   
1973    Δ Osgood HillΔ North Pack MonadnockΔ ShawΔ Carter DomeΔ Haystack Δ BordenΔ Pisgah
1974   Δ Little WachusettΔ Wachusett Δ BelknapΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ MoosilaukeΔ Ball  
1975    Δ WachusettΔ MonadnockΔ Red Hill Δ Stinson Δ Snow 
1976   Δ WachusettΔ Belknap Δ PiperΔ LaddΔ PlymouthΔ Prospect Δ Harrington Hill
1977  Δ Brown HillΔ Prospect HillΔ CardiganΔ South KinsmanΔ TecumsehΔ TenneyΔ CherryΔ Sanbornton Δ Elliott Hill
1978   Δ Prospect HillΔ TremontΔ RattlesnakesΔ StinsonΔ PleasantΔ SpeckledΔ HerseyΔ WildcatΔ Pond
1979   Δ Rollstone HillΔ CardiganΔ ChocoruaΔ Old SpeckΔ South TwinΔ North BaldfaceΔ Hutchins Hill Δ Crow Hill
1980Δ Rollstone Hill  Δ Rollstone HillΔ StinsonΔ PercivalΔ CardiganΔ SmartsΔ LaddΔ Cabot Δ Bald
1981   Δ North Pack MonadnockΔ CardiganΔ MajorΔ BetΔ Red HillΔ Jewell HillΔ WachusettΔ FlagΔ Pond
1982    Δ Pack MonadnockΔ Dickinson HillΔ BelknapΔ BigelowΔ WeetamooΔ ShawΔ NancyΔ Pond
1983    Δ ShawΔ BelknapΔ KillingtonΔ MansfieldΔ KatahdinΔ CloughΔ Pine HillΔ Pond
1984   Δ Brown HillΔ BelknapΔ JayΔ TecumsehΔ EquinoxΔ East KennebagoΔ PiermontΔ Rowell HillΔ Hockanum Hill
1985 Δ Nobscot HillΔ Little WachusettΔ Quabbin HillΔ Little MonadnockΔ Cole HillΔ BelknapΔ SavageΔ LongΔ WolfΔ BearΔ Parker Hill
1986Δ Pine Hill SouthboroΔ Indian Head HillΔ Bare HillΔ WilcoxΔ AscutneyΔ GrassΔ BelknapΔ SnowΔ KineoΔ LudlowΔ Fairington CemeteryΔ Bean
1987Δ Potash Hill Δ Rattlesnake HillΔ Little MonadnockΔ ConeΔ Moody LedgeΔ SundayΔ MéganticΔ Black Mountain NorthwestΔ TobyΔ Dry HillΔ Dry Hill
1988Δ Brush HillΔ Pegan HillΔ Wood HillΔ Rawson HillΔ HarveyΔ PuzzleΔ BelknapΔ AziscohosΔ GreylockΔ HoughtonΔ Heath Center HillΔ Adams
1989Δ PotterΔ RaggedΔ Burns HillΔ EverettΔ PitcherΔ TullyΔ BelknapΔ West Monument 443Δ FlagstaffΔ PineΔ BerlinΔ Goodhue Hill
1990Δ Burley HillΔ Indian HillsΔ Town Line HillΔ Blood HillΔ MoodyΔ TinΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ Ragged Mountain-E PkΔ RumpΔ Boundary BaldΔ NotchΔ Orcutt Hill
1991Δ Cobb HillΔ Green HillΔ Bear HillΔ Osgood HillΔ SmartsΔ North TripyramidΔ BakerΔ HunterΔ PeruΔ Upper ProspectΔ MonumentΔ Round Top
1992Δ DanΔ South NicholsΔ Hoosac TunnelΔ Barry Hill WestΔ BradfordΔ Province Road State Forest HillΔ MilesΔ BelknapΔ CenterΔ White CapΔ TempleΔ Little Thompson Hill
1993Δ High Point Dunbarton  Δ Searles HillΔ ParkerΔ JesseΔ MoosilaukeΔ Bill MerrillΔ North TurnerΔ Brouillard BrookΔ TomΔ Carver Road Hill
1994Δ Druly Hill  Δ WachusettΔ BlackΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ AnthonyΔ MonadnockΔ AtteanΔ WachusettΔ Pisgah
1995Δ RileyΔ Fairmont HillΔ WataticΔ Pack MonadnockΔ Prospect HillΔ Red HillΔ OsceolaΔ Red HillΔ WymanΔ Burnt MeadowΔ BaldΔ Bare Hill
1996   Δ HungerΔ MonadnockΔ Blue RidgeΔ CoburnΔ ChocoruaΔ SignalΔ GoreΔ AdamsΔ Marks
1997Δ Pope HillΔ Prospect SturΔ GibbsΔ Harding HillΔ Red HillΔ KearsargeΔ CardiganΔ SterlingΔ EastΔ Red Hill Δ Gale Hill
1998 Δ Fairmont Hill Δ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ SpruceΔ Red HillΔ PisgahΔ Signal Hill
1999Δ Ockoocanganset HillΔ Fennos HillΔ Rail Tree HillΔ FortΔ BelvidereΔ Glebe Mountain-MagicΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Cold Hollow Mountains HPΔ BurkeΔ Red HillΔ Wachusett
2000Δ Crag Δ Hanging HillsΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ ElephantΔ DoubletopΔ TravelerΔ BaldΔ East Hill
2001 Δ Fairmont HillΔ Fairmont HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ WillΔ Red HillΔ Wachusett
2002Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ MonadnockΔ Beech HillΔ MonadnockΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Wachusett
2003 Δ Fairmont HillΔ Fairmont HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ KlemΔ Wachusett
2004Δ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red Hill Δ Wigwam HillΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ TurtlebackΔ Wachusett
2005Δ WachusettΔ GibbsΔ WardΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ WachusettΔ BelknapΔ KlemΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ Red Hill SouthΔ Hudson MA HP
2006Δ WachusettΔ ProspectΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ BrickyardΔ DurrellΔ BelknapΔ BelknapΔ Tinkerville HillΔ TullyΔ Pawtuckaway
2007Δ Veezey HillΔ GibbsΔ GibbsΔ WardΔ Location HillΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Holt HillΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Location HillΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Lockes HillΔ Ward
2008Δ WardΔ WardΔ GibbsΔ Moose TopΔ CobbleΔ WachusettΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ GunstockΔ Red HillΔ KlemΔ WachusettΔ Akers Pond
2009Δ GibbsΔ GibbsΔ WachusettΔ ProspectΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ Red HillΔ CobbleΔ Oak HillΔ Lockes HillΔ East B HillΔ Milan Hill
2010Δ Cedar HillΔ GibbsΔ WachusettΔ WachusettΔ Red HillΔ BelknapΔ ProspectΔ FarwellΔ StinsonΔ BelknapΔ ProspectΔ North Notch
2011Δ Wachusett Δ WachusettΔ ProspectΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ PlymouthΔ Red HillΔ ProspectΔ Location HillΔ Lockes HillΔ Wachusett
2012Δ Holt HillΔ Webb HillΔ ProspectΔ WachusettΔ TullyΔ BelknapΔ PeakedΔ KlemΔ PineΔ Waukewan Park HillΔ Milan HillΔ Wachusett
2013Δ Milan HillΔ WardΔ GibbsΔ Artists BluffΔ Oak HillΔ Lockes HillΔ PiperΔ Red Hill SouthΔ CobbleΔ Wilbur Δ Prospect
2014Δ Prospect  Δ ProspectΔ CobbleΔ BelknapΔ Red HillΔ SawtoothΔ CobbleΔ PlymouthΔ Milan HillΔ Prospect
2015Δ Prospect  Δ ProspectΔ CobbleΔ PiperΔ BearΔ BelknapΔ Upper ProspectΔ Crows NestΔ LaddΔ Round
2016Δ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ MorseΔ Cates HillΔ Milan HillΔ Milan HillΔ CobbleΔ Red HillΔ LaddΔ Milan Hill
2017   Δ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ PiperΔ ProspectΔ Whaleback PondsΔ BelknapΔ Cates HillΔ Milan HillΔ Milan Hill
2018Δ Milan Hill  Δ ProspectΔ ProspectΔ Cates HillΔ Milan Hill     


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 meters

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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