Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Alan Beck's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Meters 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  


1975     Δ Pine Hill      
1976      Δ Grand MonadnockΔ Pine Hill    
1977     Δ Pine HillΔ Grand Monadnock     
1978      Δ Grand Monadnock     
1979      Δ Grand MonadnockΔ Cannon    
1980      Δ Carter Dome     
1981     Δ MadisonΔ Grand Monadnock     
1982      Δ WashingtonΔ Lafayette    
1983      Δ Grand Monadnock     
1984     Δ Monadnock Δ Lafayette    
1985       Δ Pisgah    
1986       Δ Washington    
1987       Δ Kinsman    
1988       Δ Adams    
1989       Δ Waumbek    
1990      Δ Owls HeadΔ Middle SugarloafΔ Cadillac   
1991      Δ CarrigainΔ CabotΔ North Bubble   
1992      Δ MoosilaukeΔ TecumsehΔ Osceola   
1997       Δ Winthrop Hill Δ Percival  
1998      Δ GreylockΔ Washington Δ Zeacliff  
1999    Δ Moosilauke Δ LafayetteΔ Great Blue HillΔ JungfrauΔ Field  
2000   Δ Moosilauke Δ KatahdinΔ AziscohosΔ WashingtonΔ Old SpeckΔ Mansfield  
2001   Δ Grand MonadnockΔ SaddlebackΔ LafayetteΔ Camels HumpΔ BaldpateΔ Grand MonadnockΔ WashingtonΔ CardiganΔ Carter Dome
2002 Δ Moosilauke   Δ HornsΔ South BrotherΔ KillingtonΔ KatahdinΔ Success Δ Grand Monadnock
2003Δ Bradbury Δ SpringerΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Apple OrchardΔ HawksbillΔ GreylockΔ WashingtonΔ KatahdinΔ BondΔ PleasantΔ Pleasant
2004Δ CadillacΔ MoosilaukeΔ Kearsarge North   Δ MarcyΔ KillingtonΔ EverettΔ Mahoosuc ArmΔ FieldΔ Washington
2005Δ KilimanjaroΔ MoosilaukeΔ Carter Dome  Δ SugarloafΔ BasòdinoΔ Old SpeckΔ Horns  Δ Chocorua
2006Δ Wildcat DΔ Moosilauke  Δ RaceΔ Dickey Δ Owls HeadΔ CabotΔ WachusettΔ Prospect HillΔ North Tripyramid
2007Δ BaldpateΔ Jockey Cap  Δ White CapΔ KinsmanΔ North BaldfaceΔ IsolationΔ WhitneyΔ SmartsΔ Grand MonadnockΔ Jay
2008Δ LafayetteΔ WhitefaceΔ John Quincy AdamsΔ Grand MonadnockΔ Everett Δ Goose EyeΔ BigelowΔ LafayetteΔ Kinsman  
2009 Δ Scar Ridge  Δ Sterling Δ SnowΔ SpeckledΔ WymanΔ SandwichΔ Middle Tripyramid 
2010 Δ JeffersonΔ OsceolaΔ PuntaΔ SmartsΔ KatahdinΔ Bear Δ CarrigainΔ Killington Δ Nancy
2011Δ LafayetteΔ East SleeperΔ Moosilauke Δ EquinoxΔ BaldpateΔ White CapΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ CadillacΔ Snow Δ East Royce
2012Δ Buck HillΔ LafayetteΔ FlumeΔ SquamΔ EisenhowerΔ KinsmanΔ JayΔ WashingtonΔ Carter DomeΔ Grand MonadnockΔ TecumsehΔ Unknown Pond
2013Δ Madison Δ FieldΔ O'Neill ButteΔ TomΔ MajorΔ MansfieldΔ WashingtonΔ South TwinΔ Middle TripyramidΔ Chato 
2014Δ North TripyramidΔ EisenhowerΔ TecumsehΔ Holt HillΔ KinsmanΔ Ellen Δ WildcatΔ CarrigainΔ HedgehogΔ High RockΔ Great Blue Hill
2015   Δ Holt HillΔ Old SpeckΔ TecumsehΔ SaddlebackΔ LafayetteΔ Carter DomeΔ Grand MonadnockΔ Pool HillΔ Hosac
2016Δ Carter DomeΔ CarrigainΔ North DoubleheadΔ AgamenticusΔ Bolton       


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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