Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Alan Beck'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  


1975     Δ Pine Hill      
1976      Δ MonadnockΔ Pine Hill    
1977     Δ Pine HillΔ Monadnock     
1978      Δ Monadnock     
1979      Δ MonadnockΔ Cannon    
1980      Δ Carter Dome     
1981     Δ MadisonΔ Monadnock     
1982      Δ WashingtonΔ Lafayette    
1983      Δ Hale     
1984     Δ Monadnock Δ Lafayette    
1986    Δ Table Rock  Δ Washington    
1987       Δ South Kinsman    
1988    Δ Sandwich-X Δ Katahdin-XΔ Adams    
1989       Δ Hight    
1990   Δ (Washington)  Δ BondΔ Middle SugarloafΔ Cadillac   
1991      Δ CarrigainΔ CabotΔ Liberty   
1992      Δ MoosilaukeΔ IsolationΔ Osceola   
1994     Δ Healy      
1997       Δ Winthrop Hill Δ Percival  
1998   Δ (Washington)  Δ GreylockΔ Washington Δ Zeacliff  
1999   Δ (Washington)Δ MoosilaukeΔ (South Kinsman)Δ LafayetteΔ Great Blue HillΔ JungfrauΔ Field  
2000   Δ Moosilauke Δ KatahdinΔ AziscohosΔ WashingtonΔ Old SpeckΔ Mansfield  
2001   Δ (Tuckermans Ravine)Δ SaddlebackΔ LafayetteΔ GarfieldΔ SulphurΔ OsceolaΔ WashingtonΔ CardiganΔ Carter Dome
2002 Δ MoosilaukeΔ Badaling Δ Camels HumpΔ JacksonΔ PamolaΔ KillingtonΔ KatahdinΔ Success Δ Cannon-X
2003Δ Bradbury Δ SpringerΔ Clingmans DomeΔ RogersΔ HawksbillΔ StrattonΔ WashingtonΔ KatahdinΔ BondΔ PleasantΔ Eagle Crag
2004Δ CadillacΔ MoosilaukeΔ Black   Δ MarcyΔ KillingtonΔ HamlinΔ Mahoosuc ArmΔ FieldΔ Washington
2005Δ KilimanjaroΔ MoosilaukeΔ Adams  Δ SugarloafΔ BasòdinoΔ Old SpeckΔ Horns  Δ Chocorua
2006Δ Wildcat DΔ Moosilauke  Δ RaceΔ Dickey Δ Owls HeadΔ CabotΔ MadisonΔ Prospect HillΔ North Tripyramid
2007Δ BaldpateΔ Wildcat E-X  Δ White CapΔ South KinsmanΔ North BaldfaceΔ IsolationΔ WhitneyΔ TumbledownΔ MonadnockΔ Jay
2008Δ LafayetteΔ WhitefaceΔ John Quincy AdamsΔ MonadnockΔ Everett Δ Goose EyeΔ BigelowΔ LafayetteΔ South Kinsman  
2009 Δ Scar Ridge  Δ Sterling Δ Whiteface-LedgesΔ North BaldfaceΔ MadisonΔ Sandwich Mountain-Carroll CoHP  
2010 Δ JeffersonΔ OsceolaΔ PuntaΔ SmartsΔ KatahdinΔ Bear Δ CarrigainΔ Killington Δ Nancy
2011Δ LafayetteΔ Middle TripyramidΔ Machu Picchu Δ EquinoxΔ BaldpateΔ Weeks-S PkΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ CadillacΔ Moriah Δ East Royce
2012Δ MonroeΔ LafayetteΔ LibertyΔ SquamΔ EisenhowerΔ HancockΔ JayΔ WashingtonΔ JeffersonΔ OsceolaΔ TecumsehΔ Unknown Pond
2013Δ Madison Δ FieldΔ AmblerΔ Great Sugar LoafΔ MajorΔ LafayetteΔ WashingtonΔ South TwinΔ Middle TripyramidΔ ChatoΔ Barra honda
2014Δ North TripyramidΔ EisenhowerΔ TecumsehΔ Holt HillΔ GarfieldΔ Agiocochook Crag Δ Lake solitudeΔ CarrigainΔ HedgehogΔ High RockΔ Tamalpais-E Pk
2015Δ Cannon Mountain-E Pk  Δ Holt HillΔ Old SpeckΔ TecumsehΔ SaddlebackΔ WankΔ Carter DomeΔ OsceolaΔ Pool HillΔ Hosac
2016Δ Carter DomeΔ CarrigainΔ Middle CarterΔ Pawtuckaway SouthΔ SwayambhunathΔ AdamsΔ JayΔ SmartsΔ JacksonΔ GreylockΔ DuarteΔ El Elegante
2017Δ RyanΔ GuyotΔ GaleheadΔ TecumsehΔ Pine HillΔ Great Blue HillΔ FieldΔ LafayetteΔ Fuji-sanΔ Osceola-E PkΔ Cube-XΔ Waumbek
2018Δ Owls HeadΔ WashingtonΔ BondΔ Great Blue HillΔ ChocoruaΔ Lafayette      


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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