Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

Nick Down's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  


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 Swyre Head
 Δ Grasmoor Δ Glas Maol
Δ Carn a'Gheoidh
2007Δ Vatican Hill Δ Bardon Hill
Δ Wilmington Hill
Δ Fairfield
Δ Sandness Hill
Δ Crinkle Crags-Long Top
Δ Ronas Hill
Δ Black Down
Δ St Boniface Down
Δ Bleaklow HeadΔ Schiehallion Δ WashingtonΔ Leith Hill 
2008 Δ Detling Hill
Δ Cliffe Hill
Δ Fan Fawr
Δ Butser Hill
 Δ Crinkle Crags-Long Top
Δ Old Man of Coniston
Δ High Street
Δ Rhos Dirion
Δ High Vinnalls
 Δ Ben Macdui   Δ Firle Beacon
2009 Δ Pen Twyn Mawr
Δ Ditchling Beacon
Δ Botley HillΔ Waun FachΔ Skiddaw
Δ Whernside
Δ Beinn Ime
Δ Chanctonbury Ring
Δ Ben LawersΔ Sgurr nan Clach Geala
Δ Ben Dearg
Δ Ben Hope
 Δ Driesh
Δ Cadair Idris-Penygadair
Δ Walbury Hill 
2010 Δ Haddington HillΔ Sugar Loaf
Δ Worcestershire Beacon
Δ High WillhaysΔ Sgurr Mór
Δ Slieve Donard
Δ Craig y LlynΔ Sgurr a'Choire Ghlais
Δ Slættaratindur
Δ Lochnagar
Δ Cheviot
Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Ben More
Δ Snowdon
Δ Wolds 
2011Δ Blath BhalgΔ Beacon BatchΔ Milk HillΔ Ben NevisΔ Pica da VaraΔ Montanha do PicoΔ Black HillΔ Cadair Berwyn
Δ Snaefell
Δ MidzorΔ Dinara
Δ Sveti Jure
Δ Signal de Botrange
Δ Moel Famau
Δ Schafberg
2012Δ Coety
Δ Wentwood
Δ Howden Edge
Δ Birnam Hill-King's Seat
Δ Mickle Fell
Δ Urra Moor-Round Hill
Δ Scafell
Δ Pendle Hill
Δ Pizzo CarbonaraΔ Sgurr Fhuaran
Δ Ben More
Δ Pen y Fan
Δ Fan Gyhirych
Δ Dunkery Beacon
Δ Foel Cwmcerwyn
Δ Bishop Wilton WoldΔ Fan Brycheiniog
Δ Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel
Δ Watch Croft
Δ Brienzer Rothorn
Δ Carn Dearg
Δ Jersey HP 
2013Δ Rock of GibraltarΔ Walton Hill
Δ Dingli Cliffs
Δ OlympusΔ Airgiod Bheinn
Δ Selvili Tepe
Δ Broad Law
Δ Ben Cruachan
Δ Meikle Says Law
Δ Helvellyn-Lower Man
Δ Knott
Δ Black MountΔ Ben Ledi
Δ Ben Cleuch
Δ Rysy-X
Δ Beinn A’ Ghlo
Δ Ben RinnesΔ Ben Challum 
2014Δ Mid WardΔ Sow of AthollΔ JandíaΔ Goat FellΔ Sgurr na Banachdich
Δ Blabheinn
Δ Sgurr na Coinnich
Δ Braeriach
Δ An Caisteal
Δ Steinplatte
Δ Hohe Salve
Δ Stuc a'Chroin
Δ Tomtabacken
Δ Hawksbill
Δ Ben Lui
Δ MitchellΔ Earl's Seat
Δ Ward's Stone
Δ Meall Buidhe
Δ Duncolm
2015Δ Beinn ChabhairΔ Cort-ma Law - East Top
Δ Hill of Stake
Δ RuivoΔ Ben Vane
Δ Beinn Bheigier
Δ Plomb du CantalΔ Beinn a'ChreachainΔ BrockenΔ Beerberg
Δ Wasserkuppe
Δ Erbeskopf
Δ Cruach Ardrain
Δ Lugnaquillia
Δ Kirriereoch Hill
Δ Kippure
Δ Sgiath Chuil
Δ Creag Gharbh
Δ Meall Buidhe
Δ Beinn Dearg
2016Δ BlencathraΔ Beinn HeasgarnichΔ Meall Glas
Δ Ben Chonzie
Δ Heaval
Δ Teide-X
Δ Montana Blanca
Δ Beinn Udlamain
Δ del Inglés
Δ Beinn Dorain
Δ Beinn Alligin-Sgurr Mhor
Δ Meall a'Bhuiridh
Δ Ben Wyvis
Δ Great Gable
Δ Craigairie Fell
Δ Rombald's Moor
Δ Ménez Hom
Δ Glas Tulaichean
Δ Roc'h Trédudon
Δ VentouxΔ Meall ChuaichΔ Ballencleuch Law
2017Δ Stob
Δ Uamh Bheag
Δ Innerdouny Hill
Δ Tullich Hill
Δ Wanstead Flats
Δ Battock
Δ Scald Law
Δ Shooters Hill
Δ Támaro-X
Δ Generoso
Δ Dodd Fell Hill
Δ Windlestraw Law
Δ Tryfan
Δ Stiperstones
Δ Carn a'Chlamain
Δ Oireabhal
Δ Maireabhal
Δ Stob Ghabhar
Δ Orrdalsklint
Δ Ben Vorlich
Δ Blair
Δ Edelsberg
Δ Hesselberg
Δ Beinn Mhanach
Δ Carn na Caim
Δ Lamberton Hill
Δ Cape Law
Δ Dumglow
Δ Bungsberg
2018Δ Meall Gainmheich
Δ Carleatheran
Δ Creag MacRanaich
Δ Moors
Δ Ben Venue
Δ Sydenham Hill
Δ San Primo
Δ Criffel
Δ Ben Oss
Δ Beinn Dearg
Δ Wendelstein
Δ Laberberg
Δ Keen
Δ Bidean Nam Bian     


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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