Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob Packard's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Meters 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  


1944       Δ Greylock    
1958     Δ Katahdin      
1961     Δ MansfieldΔ Washington    Δ Reddish Knob
1963    Δ PeakedΔ Lead      
1964    Δ Bald   Δ Sugarloaf   
1967 Δ Moosilauke  Δ Killington      Δ Liberty
1968    Δ Ascutney Δ Humphreys Δ Elden   
1969   Δ Kendrick   Δ Shinumo Altar    
1970 Δ WingΔ Humphreys    Δ Eolus Δ Humphreys  
1971 Δ Casner   Δ SlateΔ HumphreysΔ Sunset Crater Δ Siegfried Pyre Δ Fremont
1972          Δ WilsonΔ Agassiz
1973   Δ Peak 6523 Δ ShastaΔ Hood     
1974  Δ Maroon  Δ WheelerΔ WilsonΔ Uncompahgre   Δ Bear
1975  Δ Baldy  Δ HumphreysΔ Sneffels    Δ Sitgreaves
1976Δ Superstition BenchmarkΔ East Pocket KnobΔ Bill Williams Δ Turkey ButteΔ GuadalupeΔ WilsonΔ RedΔ Sugarloaf   
1977Δ Mormon  Δ Red Butte  Δ BlancaΔ Elbert Δ Mazatzal Δ Wilson
1978Δ Rees Δ Vishnu Temple   Δ FremontΔ La Plata   Δ Orizaba
1979Δ Munds    Δ Peak 5246Δ CapitolΔ MassiveΔ Apache Maid  Δ Orizaba
1980   Δ Browns  Δ WindomΔ Castle    
1981      Δ Harvard     
1982  Δ Peak 5258Δ Peak 7413Δ Peale Δ WhitneyΔ LongsΔ Vermilion Δ Baboquivari 
1983  Δ Picacho del Diablo   Δ WilliamsonΔ Gannett  Δ Graham 
1984 Δ Peak 5436Δ East Pocket KnobΔ Weavers NeedleΔ Steamboat RockΔ Oza ButteΔ SillΔ Borah Δ Shadow Δ Emory
1985   Δ Squaw ButteΔ Steamboat Δ Mauna KeaΔ Mitchell   Δ Peak 5589
1986 Δ Peak 5977Δ Hayden Δ Roof ButteΔ TrumbullΔ RainierΔ Eolus Δ Picacho ButteΔ Towers 
1987Δ Chiricahua  Δ Peak 6027Δ EllenΔ PennellΔ ShermanΔ White MountainΔ Humphreys  Δ Doe
1988Δ HarquahalaΔ Cathedral Rock Δ Little TableΔ Aztec Δ RainierΔ Sneffels Δ Mound Δ Kilimanjaro
1989Δ Kenya-X Δ Mica   Δ BeartoothΔ VestalΔ Redcloud Peak-NE PkΔ OrganΔ West DallasΔ Aztec
1990 Δ Iron Δ HumphreysΔ HumphreysΔ DenaliΔ MassiveΔ LeConte    
1991   Δ Peak 5400Δ TaylorΔ MohonΔ BlancΔ Rosa  Δ HumphreysΔ Humphreys
1992Δ Aconcagua Δ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ TurnbullΔ BangsΔ HumphreysΔ HumphreysΔ ElbrusΔ BaldyΔ BaldyΔ BaldyΔ Toluca
1993Δ de Colima Δ SnowshedΔ PineΔ North BrotherΔ Little TahomaΔ McLoughlinΔ CapitolΔ BaldΔ Peak 8881Δ WeaverΔ East Pocket Knob
1994Δ GrayΔ HumphreysΔ AspiringΔ Pinta BenchmarkΔ NobleΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ Rito AltoΔ Elbert Δ WhiterocksΔ Blue JayΔ Cooper
1995Δ Peak 8225Δ MillerΔ Apache PeaksΔ ChediskiΔ South FlysΔ AntelaoΔ GroßglocknerΔ RosalieΔ Oso Δ Peak 9202Δ Tsaile Butte-X
1996Δ Four Peaks South Middle Δ Mesquite BenchmarkΔ Grandview BenchmarkΔ Tsaile ButteΔ Fluted RockΔ HumphreysΔ BlancaΔ (Tilman's Col)  Δ Cubabi HP
1997Δ HumphreysΔ KosciuszkoΔ Camp WoodΔ Peak 3092Δ Ben NevisΔ SnowdonΔ San LuisΔ GrizzlyΔ FrancsΔ Boulder TopΔ Peak 8947Δ O'Leary
1998Δ Yale PointΔ BuellΔ HumphreysΔ TritleΔ RedondoΔ LafayetteΔ Sandia CrestΔ White DomeΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ IbapahΔ Marshall ButteΔ Rainbow Point
1999Δ Peak 7880Δ Peak 7419Δ Peak 7878Δ Peak 5440Δ HumphreysΔ GrantΔ AmosΔ StrawberryΔ Chiefs HeadΔ ParsonsΔ Quilotoa-Crater Rim SummitΔ Chimborazo
2000Δ Peak 7571Δ Peak 7120Δ Junipero SerraΔ de San Luis HPΔ BlackΔ Peak 13535Δ AnimasΔ LassenΔ EagleΔ Peak 7745Δ LemmonΔ Turtle
2001Δ TurkeyΔ BlackΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ ChequesaniΔ IllimaniΔ KendrickΔ SnowysideΔ HilgardΔ HumphreysΔ Peak 7211Δ San JoséΔ San Jose
2002Δ East Pocket KnobΔ Chirripó GrandeΔ PoásΔ GrandfatherΔ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHPΔ HarneyΔ CrazyΔ StuartΔ FlutedΔ HumphreysΔ Peak 6880Δ Kimball
2003Δ FaganΔ RattlesnakeΔ TajumulcoΔ GuacamayasΔ Catherine KnobΔ HumphreysΔ MoriahΔ ClevelandΔ Peak 13546Δ Lookout Tower HillΔ Beaver CoHPΔ Ord
2004Δ BolívarΔ HarcuvarΔ Little GraniteΔ HorseΔ Peak 5316Δ CarletonΔ MorganΔ North MammΔ Belukha-X Δ Peak 6230Δ Peak 6430
2005Δ DuarteΔ TortillaΔ Peak 3522Δ Kane SpringΔ Hughes BenchmarkΔ VistaΔ Fuji-sanΔ HelenΔ Peak 13537Δ TinΔ White MountainΔ Humphreys
2006Δ Ojos del SaladoΔ ElevatorΔ Juarez HPΔ PiuteΔ AlegresΔ Peak 13565Δ AraratΔ WinchellΔ Peak FifteenΔ Ras DashenΔ HumphreysΔ Hermit
2007Δ Cobre GrandeΔ Peak 6391Δ TeideΔ RhodesΔ Capitan Mountains HPΔ KinabaluΔ KerinciΔ Norman ClydeΔ DriftΔ Birch Δ Pinto
2008Δ el PotosíΔ Sheep Mountain NorthΔ OwensΔ PotosiΔ Crabtree BaldΔ Salt BenchmarkΔ EtnaΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ GraystoneΔ MonroeΔ YushanΔ Quemazon
2009Δ Las PalmasΔ Ritacuba BlancoΔ CuyamacaΔ Camp Wilderness RidgeΔ SantanoniΔ SnowΔ Corno GrandeΔ DamavandΔ ProvoΔ TruroΔ San MiguelΔ McCullough
2010 Δ Stanley-X Δ GordoΔ CorazonΔ Waterrock KnobΔ Warren-XΔ BaldΔ ThompsonΔ Baden-PowellΔ KendrickΔ Puu Kukui
2011    Δ Sonoma Mountains HP Δ Suphan DagiΔ ElkΔ Thabana NtlenyanaΔ Ishpatina RidgeΔ BearΔ Tancítaro
2012Δ Ajusco Δ Blue Dick BenchmarkΔ ApoΔ Dulang-dulangΔ BlueΔ PuebloΔ NasukoinΔ StrawberryΔ Lands End Δ Tacaná
2013Δ LanaihaleΔ Tiefort Mountains HP Δ HighlandΔ KawichΔ East KennebagoΔ LeavittΔ HilgardΔ SheridanΔ Scrub Benchmark  
2014 Δ Blue Mountain Δ Montanha do PicoΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ WardΔ South Lost River HPΔ LemΔ Wagon Road RidgeΔ Griffin Top  
2015Δ Smith Mesa  Δ RichmanΔ SummitΔ BeckyΔ DanaΔ Black ButteΔ Peak 13317  Δ Young CoHP
2016 Δ San Juan MesaΔ GordoΔ Desoto CoHPΔ GeyserΔ HermanΔ Washington     


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 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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