Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Alan Beck's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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 Monadnock     
1981     Δ MadisonΔ Monadnock     
1982      Δ WashingtonΔ Lafayette    
1983      Δ Monadnock     
1984     Δ Monadnock Δ Lafayette    
1986    Δ Table Rock  Δ Washington    
1987       Δ South Kinsman    
1988       Δ Adams    
1989       Δ Waumbek    
1990      Δ BondΔ Middle SugarloafΔ Cadillac   
1991      Δ CarrigainΔ CabotΔ Liberty   
1992      Δ MoosilaukeΔ TecumsehΔ Osceola   
1994     Δ Healy      
1997       Δ Winthrop Hill Δ Percival  
1998      Δ GreylockΔ Washington Δ Zeacliff  
1999    Δ Moosilauke Δ LafayetteΔ Great Blue HillΔ JungfrauΔ Waumbek  
2000   Δ Moosilauke Δ KatahdinΔ AziscohosΔ WashingtonΔ CadillacΔ Mansfield  
2001   Δ MonadnockΔ SaddlebackΔ LafayetteΔ Camels HumpΔ BaldpateΔ MonadnockΔ WashingtonΔ CardiganΔ Carter Dome
2002 Δ MoosilaukeΔ Badaling  Δ HornsΔ South BrotherΔ KillingtonΔ KatahdinΔ Success Δ Monadnock
2003Δ Bradbury Δ SpringerΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Bald KnobΔ HawksbillΔ StrattonΔ WashingtonΔ KatahdinΔ BondΔ MegunticookΔ Pleasant
2004Δ CadillacΔ MoosilaukeΔ Kearsarge North   Δ MarcyΔ KillingtonΔ EverettΔ Moose HillΔ North TripyramidΔ Washington
2005Δ KilimanjaroΔ MoosilaukeΔ Carter Dome  Δ SugarloafΔ TomΔ Old SpeckΔ Horns  Δ Chocorua
2006Δ Wildcat DΔ Moosilauke  Δ BearΔ Dickey Δ Owls HeadΔ CabotΔ WachusettΔ Prospect HillΔ North Tripyramid
2007Δ BaldpateΔ Jockey Cap  Δ White CapΔ South KinsmanΔ North BaldfaceΔ IsolationΔ WhitneyΔ Great Blue HillΔ MonadnockΔ Jay
2008Δ LafayetteΔ WhitefaceΔ Knights CastleΔ MonadnockΔ Everett Δ Goose EyeΔ BigelowΔ EllenΔ South Kinsman  
2009 Δ Scar Ridge  Δ Sterling Δ SnowΔ North BaldfaceΔ ChocoruaΔ Sandwich  
2010 Δ JeffersonΔ OsceolaΔ PuntaΔ SmartsΔ KatahdinΔ Bear Δ East KennebagoΔ Killington Δ Nancy
2011Δ LafayetteΔ East SleeperΔ Moosilauke Δ EquinoxΔ ElephantΔ White CapΔ Kearsarge NorthΔ CadillacΔ Snow Δ Pine Hill
2012Δ Buck HillΔ LafayetteΔ Bear HillΔ SquamΔ Melrose RockΔ South KinsmanΔ JayΔ WashingtonΔ Great Blue HillΔ MonadnockΔ Great Blue HillΔ Unknown Pond
2013Δ Bear Hill Δ WilleyΔ HollywoodΔ TomΔ MajorΔ MansfieldΔ WashingtonΔ South TwinΔ Burrill HillΔ Chato 
2014Δ North TripyramidΔ PierceΔ Burnt MeadowΔ Holt HillΔ Nobscot HillΔ Ellen Δ AbrahamΔ CarrigainΔ GibbsΔ High RockΔ Great Blue Hill
2015Δ Cannon Mountain-E Pk  Δ Holt HillΔ Old SpeckΔ Prospect HillΔ SaddlebackΔ LafayetteΔ Carter DomeΔ MonadnockΔ Pool HillΔ Hosac
2016Δ Carter DomeΔ CarrigainΔ North DoubleheadΔ AgamenticusΔ BoltonΔ BelvidereΔ JayΔ MonadnockΔ CadillacΔ GreylockΔ DuarteΔ Colorado
2017Δ CabotΔ South KinsmanΔ Great Blue HillΔ MonadnockΔ Pine HillΔ Great Blue HillΔ KearsargeΔ LafayetteΔ Fuji-sanΔ DickeyΔ Bear HillΔ Waumbek
2018Δ Prospect HillΔ WashingtonΔ Chickatawbut HillΔ Great Blue HillΔ Bear Hill       


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 600 mi or more
Isolation of 300 to 600 mi
Isolation of 60 to 300 mi
Isolation of 25 to 60 mi
Isolation of 5 to 25 mi
Isolation of less than 5 mi

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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