Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

Alex U's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  


2007    Δ OmuΔ Vânatoarea lui Buteanu
Δ Vârful Pietrosu
   Δ EspejoΔ RoraimaΔ Guanaco
2008Δ LanínΔ Decabezado Grande
Δ Villarrica
Δ Chillán
Δ San FranciscoΔ IllimaniΔ Calvario
Δ Huayna Picchu
 Δ Bartolomé Island HPΔ Quilotoa-Crater Rim Summit    
2009 Δ Poon HillΔ Kala Pattar
Δ Tserko Ri
    Δ Lawu
Δ Pangrango
Δ SemeruΔ RinjaniΔ KyaiktiyoΔ Ngauruhoe
Δ Rangitoto
2010Δ Ollivier
Δ Ben Lomond
Δ TaranakiΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ Mulhacén        
2011     Δ Ben NevisΔ Fuji-sanΔ Norikura-dake
Δ Ishizuchi-san
Δ MoldoveanuΔ Gebel Katherîna  
2012 Δ GollinoΔ TeideΔ Marsicano
Δ Vesuvius
Δ Stromboli
Δ Coma Pedrosa
Δ Mézenc
Δ Aiguille du Midi
Δ Puy de Sancy
Δ FortΔ Piz Boè
Δ Vettore
Δ MusalaΔ Parângu MareΔ Vârful Bistricioru 
2013Δ Kippure
Δ Slieve Foye
Δ Ben of Howth Δ Two RockΔ SnowdonΔ Carrauntoohil   Δ Pietrosu Δ Killiney Hill
2014Δ Great Sugar LoafΔ TibraddenΔ BrockenΔ Vârful Gutâiul Mare Δ MullacorΔ Camaderry
Δ Lugduff
  Δ NjullaΔ Dingli CliffsΔ Turquino
2015Δ Negra
Δ Colima
Δ TajumulcoΔ San CristóbalΔ La TorreΔ Rotondo
Δ Punta la Marmora
Δ Tofana di Mezzo
Δ Cinto
Δ Gobba di Rollin
Δ Dents du Midi
Δ El Tallón
Δ Puigmal
Δ Ventoux
Δ OlympusΔ Vârful Ro?u
Δ Montanha do Pico
Δ Téna KourouΔ Cameroon
2016Δ Vârful Dealu NegruΔ Vârful StiolΔ Nemrut Dagi
Δ Olympus
Δ Snežka
Δ Hara Dzyarzhynskaya
Δ Zugspitze
Δ Feldberg
Δ Schneibstein
Δ Karkopf
Δ Laimio kalnas
Δ Wutai ShanΔ Shika Shan
Δ Paektu-san
Δ He Huan Shan
Δ Emei Shan
Δ Tianmen Shan
Δ Halla-sanΔ Phu Si HillΔ Adams
Δ Little Adam's
Δ Sigiriya
2017Δ Doda Betta
Δ Guru Sikhar
Δ Tughlaqabad FortΔ Sarangkot Δ Raduha
Δ Profitas Ilas
Δ Graukogel
Δ Berchtesgadener Hochthron
Δ Hochstuhl
Δ Kriván
Δ Krafla
Δ RundemannenΔ Shymbulak
Δ Sulayman-Too
Δ Kok Tobe
Δ Tochal Δ Morro do Lampião
2018Δ La Bandera           


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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