Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Serge Massad's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1996     Δ Saint-Hilaire      
2001         Δ Marcy-XΔ MarcyΔ Washington
2002Δ MansfieldΔ MarcyΔ AlgonquinΔ Spruce Knob Δ White ButteΔ Black ElkΔ Taum SaukΔ WashingtonΔ KatahdinΔ Mauna Kea 
2003 Δ Humphreys Δ Mansfield  Δ ElbertΔ KingsΔ MansfieldΔ KatahdinΔ Boundary-X 
2004Δ MansfieldΔ Big SlideΔ KatahdinΔ Boundary-XΔ BromeΔ Denali-X Δ WhitneyΔ WashingtonΔ Table Top Δ Cascade
2005Δ Washington  Δ Upper Wolfjaw-XΔ DenaliΔ IroquoisΔ RainierΔ WhitefaceΔ WashingtonΔ HaystackΔ MansfieldΔ Aconcagua-X
2006Δ LafayetteΔ WashingtonΔ KatahdinΔ MoosilaukeΔ South TwinΔ ElbrusΔ ElbertΔ CrockerΔ KatahdinΔ GiantΔ LafayetteΔ Aconcagua
2007Δ AllenΔ MarshallΔ MarcyΔ WashingtonΔ SewardΔ South TwinΔ KilimanjaroΔ RainierΔ PicoΔ CabotΔ WhitefaceΔ Vinson Massif
2008Δ North TripyramidΔ WildcatΔ MoosilaukeΔ Kala Pattar NorthΔ Everest-The BalconyΔ AlgonquinΔ MooseΔ SnowyΔ PhelpsΔ AvalancheΔ GreenΔ Lafayette
2009Δ MarcyΔ HaystackΔ KatahdinΔ StreetΔ Spruce KnobΔ DenaliΔ BorahΔ Rainier-XΔ ArmstrongΔ KosciuszkoΔ Carstensz PyramidΔ Algonquin
2010Δ AdamsΔ WhitefaceΔ AdamsΔ Kala PattarΔ South TwinΔ HaystackΔ BasinΔ Clingmans DomeΔ MitchellΔ WashingtonΔ HitchcockΔ Balsam Lake
2011Δ WashingtonΔ HaystackΔ ColdenΔ PantherΔ Logan-XΔ SantanoniΔ BoundaryΔ WhitneyΔ AlgonquinΔ Elephant Mountain-NE PkΔ CaribouΔ West Kill
2012Δ GrahamΔ MooseΔ Mauna KeaΔ McKenzieΔ Logan-XΔ Little MooseΔ SugarloafΔ CornellΔ North River MountainsΔ LafayetteΔ BigelowΔ Aconcagua-X
2013Δ North TripyramidΔ MacNaughtonΔ PuntaΔ North Horn SaddlebackΔ White CapΔ Old SpeckΔ SlideΔ MoosilaukeΔ WashingtonΔ South TwinΔ DomeΔ Bear
2014Δ AlgonquinΔ South Roxbury GapΔ GoodwinΔ BlueberryΔ GilpinΔ LoganΔ IsolationΔ North BrotherΔ Black NubbleΔ Sainte Margaurite  
2015Δ Baie de l'OursΔ ApicaΔ Sainte-AnneΔ NoireΔ Les Pays-d'En-Haut HPΔ du lac BonnevilleΔ CaboxΔ Gros MorneΔ Cup and SaucerΔ du Petit Lac à l'Épaule Δ Tres Kandú
2016Δ du MidiΔ HerefordΔ LoganΔ Sommet RondΔ SnežkaΔ LoganΔ KleinglocknerΔ des ConscritsΔ VeyrierΔ DurueΔ ÉléphantΔ du Lac des Roches
2017Δ du lac ÉvanturelΔ du Lac ChapaisΔ du BarbeauΔ OlympusΔ Coma PedrosaΔ BarbeauΔ Serra da EstrelaΔ CaubvickΔ TremperΔ Cypress Hills HPΔ Camille-Pouliot - Sommet OuestΔ Shaw
2018Δ HaleakalaΔ LafayetteΔ BraintreeΔ Lobuche East-False SummitΔ Everest       


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 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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