Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Nick Down's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1994        Δ Giewont   
1999     Δ Arthur’s Seat      
2000     Δ Hundstein      
2001        Δ Eildon Mid Hill   
2002        Δ Ben Lomond   
2003        Δ Merrick   
2005       Δ Ben Vrackie    
2006   Δ ClishamΔ Staple Hill Δ Grasmoor Δ Carn a'Gheoidh   
2007  Δ Wilmington HillΔ FairfieldΔ Ronas HillΔ St Boniface DownΔ Bleaklow HeadΔ Schiehallion Δ WashingtonΔ Leith Hill 
2008 Δ Detling HillΔ Fan Fawr Δ Old Man of ConistonΔ High Vinnalls Δ Ben Macdui   Δ Firle Beacon
2009 Δ Ditchling BeaconΔ Botley HillΔ Waun FachΔ SkiddawΔ Beinn ImeΔ Ben LawersΔ Ben Dearg Δ Cadair Idris-PenygadairΔ Walbury Hill 
2010 Δ Haddington HillΔ Sugar LoafΔ High WillhaysΔ Sgurr MórΔ Craig y LlynΔ SlættaratindurΔ LochnagarΔ GaldhøpiggenΔ SnowdonΔ Wolds 
2011Δ Blath BhalgΔ Beacon BatchΔ Milk HillΔ Ben NevisΔ Pica da VaraΔ Montanha do PicoΔ Black HillΔ SnaefellΔ MidzorΔ Sveti JureΔ Moel FamauΔ Schafberg
2012Δ WentwoodΔ Birnam Hill-King's SeatΔ Urra Moor-Round HillΔ Pendle HillΔ Pizzo CarbonaraΔ Ben MoreΔ Dunkery BeaconΔ Bishop Wilton WoldΔ Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan FoelΔ Brienzer RothornΔ Jersey HP 
2013Δ Rock of GibraltarΔ Dingli CliffsΔ OlympusΔ Selvili TepeΔ Ben CruachanΔ KnottΔ Black MountΔ Ben CleuchΔ Beinn A’ GhloΔ Ben RinnesΔ Ben Challum 
2014Δ Mid WardΔ Sow of AthollΔ JandíaΔ Goat FellΔ BlabheinnΔ An CaistealΔ Hohe SalveΔ Stuc a'ChroinΔ Ben LuiΔ MitchellΔ Earl's SeatΔ Meall Buidhe
2015Δ Beinn ChabhairΔ Hill of StakeΔ RuivoΔ Beinn BheigierΔ Plomb du CantalΔ Beinn a'ChreachainΔ BrockenΔ WasserkuppeΔ LugnaquilliaΔ KippureΔ Sgiath ChuilΔ Meall Buidhe
2016Δ BlencathraΔ Beinn HeasgarnichΔ Ben ChonzieΔ Beinn UdlamainΔ Beinn Alligin-Sgurr MhorΔ Meall a'BhuiridhΔ Great GableΔ Rombald's MoorΔ Glas TulaicheanΔ VentouxΔ Meall ChuaichΔ Ballencleuch Law
2017Δ Uamh BheagΔ Tullich HillΔ Scald LawΔ GenerosoΔ Windlestraw LawΔ StiperstonesΔ OireabhalΔ Stob GhabharΔ Ben VorlichΔ EdelsbergΔ Carn na CaimΔ Dumglow
2018Δ Meall GainmheichΔ Creag MacRanaichΔ Ben VenueΔ San Primo        


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 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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