Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Brian Friedrich'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  


1992        Δ Stawamus Chief   
1993Δ (Garibaldi Lake)   Δ Stawamus ChiefΔ Golden EarsΔ BrandywineΔ Castle TowersΔ Goat Δ (Wedgemont Lake)Δ Golden Ears
1994 Δ BrunswickΔ Blanshard NeedleΔ CloudburstΔ LadyΔ SlalokΔ GaribaldiΔ BakerΔ Judge HowayΔ Golden EarsΔ RoundΔ Cayoosh-X
1995Δ Golden EarsΔ Matier Δ NeedleΔ South TwinΔ KilimanjaroΔ SlesseΔ (Old Settler)Δ Cutthroat Δ Sky Pilot-XΔ Golden Ears
1996 Δ Golden Ears  Δ CrownΔ Welch-XΔ PotatoΔ Yak-X Δ Goat  
1997 Δ Seymour   Δ Rainier-XΔ Stawamus Chief-First SummitΔ Black Tusk   Δ Brunswick
1998Δ Seymour  Δ Sky Pilot-XΔ Golden EarsΔ MercerΔ Sky Pilot  Δ Seymour  
2000      Δ Lady   Δ Golden Ears 
2001     Δ McGuire    Δ NeedleΔ Harvey
2002    Δ AlouetteΔ Blanshard NeedleΔ FrostyΔ WelchΔ Black Tusk   
2003Δ Needle  Δ Golden Ears-XΔ CrownΔ (Weart) Δ Matier  Δ Judge Howay-X 
2004  Δ NeedleΔ Alpen  Δ Black TuskΔ CarletonΔ ArrowsmithΔ Weart  
2005     Δ Shasta-X Δ Stawamus Chief-First Summit    
2006     Δ Needle   Δ Ashlu  
2007      Δ (Tundra)     
2008       Δ Needle    
2011Δ Black ElkΔ Panorama Point  Δ Signal de BotrangeΔ ZugspitzeΔ Sun GodΔ ElbertΔ Jersey HP Δ Tai Mo Shan 
2012   Δ RooneyΔ BrockenΔ des AvaloirsΔ GraniteΔ WhitneyΔ ScuffΔ Fuji-san  
2013 Δ Mauna Kea Δ Mellott  Δ Needle     
2014      Δ Caubvick     
2016   Δ Suur Munamagi    Δ RysyΔ Kékes  
2017     Δ Barbeau      
2018    Δ Maja Kolata       


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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