Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Joe Whittington's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1978   Δ Hood Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens Δ South Sister    
1980    Δ Hood Δ Kit CarsonΔ MaroonΔ South Sister   
1981      Δ AdamsΔ Jefferson    
1982      Δ North SisterΔ Longs    
1983      Δ Three Fingered JackΔ Adams    
1984      Δ Rainier     
1985    Δ Hood       
1987    Δ Hood  Δ Eagle Cap    
1988      Δ Saint HelensΔ South SisterΔ Broken Top   
1989    Δ HoodΔ ShastaΔ ShuksanΔ Jefferson    
1990    Δ Hood  Δ GilbertΔ McLoughlin   
1991    Δ Fuji-sanΔ HoodΔ Baker Δ Bachelor   
1992    Δ Saint HelensΔ WhitneyΔ StrawberryΔ StuartΔ Middle SisterΔ Washington  
1993 Δ Driskill   Δ Saint HelensΔ BorahΔ Adams   Δ High Point
1994 Δ HoodΔ South Sister  Δ Denali-XΔ GannettΔ Three Fingered Jack    
1995    Δ HoodΔ UnicornΔ RainierΔ KingsΔ Spruce KnobΔ Mauna Kea  
1996  Δ South Sister Δ Saint HelensΔ SnoqualmieΔ OlympusΔ AdamsΔ Tsurugi-dake   
1997     Δ Denali-XΔ Rainier Δ Cowhorn   
1998     Δ BrothersΔ South Sister Δ Fuji-san Δ Magazine 
1999   Δ Hood  Δ South SisterΔ AdamsΔ Adams   
2000 Δ Kilimanjaro Δ Saint HelensΔ HoodΔ AdamsΔ AdamsΔ Adams    
2001   Δ Saint HelensΔ Saint Helens Δ AdamsΔ Saint HelensΔ Ingalls   
2002 Δ Cotopaxi Δ HumphreysΔ GuadalupeΔ Shasta Δ North Sister    
2003Δ MeruΔ Kilimanjaro    Δ GlacierΔ Olympus    
2004    Δ Saint HelensΔ AdamsΔ AdamsΔ BakerΔ Elbert   
2005      Δ AdamsΔ Eagle CapΔ Saint HelensΔ Saint Helens  
2006   Δ HoodΔ Black Mesa Δ RainierΔ GraniteΔ Saint HelensΔ Rogers  
2007   Δ Saint HelensΔ Hood  Δ Petes Point    
2008     Δ Adams Δ AdamsΔ Marcy   
2009    Δ Saint HelensΔ Thielsen Δ Saint Helens    
2010       Δ Eagle CapΔ Whittier   
2011      Δ SacajaweaΔ SteensΔ Rock Creek Butte Δ Saint Helens 
2012     Δ Tête Blanche Δ Hurricane Divide SouthΔ Sentinel   
2013    Δ Saint Helens       
2014       Δ CusickΔ Elkhorn   
2015     Δ BuckΔ Olallie ButteΔ Marys    
2016      Δ Old SnowyΔ KesselkogelΔ Paulina   
2017  Δ Agung  Δ Saint HelensΔ ThielsenΔ Brandy  Δ Laurel 


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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