Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Adam Helman'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  


1992      Δ Rainier  Δ San Jacinto  
1993       Δ KingsΔ Elbert   
1994 Δ Black Butte Δ Black Δ HumphreysΔ Shasta  Δ SantiagoΔ Chacaltaya 
1995  Δ Fortuna Δ IronΔ Peak 9978 Δ White MountainΔ TecateΔ Corte MaderaΔ ToroΔ Granite
1996Δ Lawson  Δ Morena ButteΔ Junipero Serra Δ Kilimanjaro Δ Langley Δ OrizabaΔ Cuyamaca
1997        Δ Hot SpringsΔ PinosΔ Sunset 
1998   Δ Mauna KeaΔ Telescope     Δ Union 
1999     Δ Double Δ Galdhøpiggen Δ Ritter  
2000    Δ Brian Head Δ BlancaΔ North PalisadeΔ San MiguelΔ Davidson Δ Quail
2001Δ CobbΔ VolcanΔ CombsΔ StakesΔ Illimani Δ OlanchaΔ LyellΔ BaldyΔ SnowΔ Black Mesa HPΔ South Butte
2002Δ HauserΔ ChirripóΔ PoásΔ South BaldyΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ EagleΔ SteensΔ WheelerΔ TaylorΔ BlancaΔ Sycuan 
2003Δ OrdΔ HaleakalaΔ KilaueaΔ OrizabaΔ BaldyΔ TruchasΔ DelanoΔ BorahΔ PealeΔ EagleΔ PinalΔ Lyons
2004Δ BolívarΔ RabbitΔ Las Tres VírgenesΔ SunflowerΔ PiuteΔ RogersΔ GannettΔ SacajaweaΔ NeboΔ Miller Δ Sandstone
2005Δ Duarte Δ Old WomanΔ EagleΔ Black ElkΔ W ButteΔ SpokaneΔ Flat TopΔ Summit Δ MagdalenaΔ Loma Prieta
2006Δ Aconcagua Δ SpectreΔ Big Maria Mountains HPΔ TimberΔ Bearpaw BaldyΔ GlacierΔ ZirkelΔ Uncompahgre Δ Ajo 
2007 Δ GigantaΔ CadyΔ Hayford Δ KinabaluΔ KerinciΔ CloudΔ PilotΔ BearΔ GrapevineΔ Turtle Mountains HP
2008Δ San RafaelΔ EdgarΔ ClipperΔ Hualapai Δ WashingtonΔ West ButteΔ Rocky Δ MazatzalΔ Table TopΔ Cotopaxi
2009Δ CrossmanΔ WoolseyΔ PescadoresΔ MitchellΔ PinnacleΔ CuddyΔ South Yolla BollyΔ OlympusΔ CurrantΔ IndianΔ Estrella HPΔ McCullough
2010 Δ Cuyamaca Δ GordoΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ GoosenestΔ MatterhornΔ Cleveland Δ Killington Δ Wila Chanca
2011Δ TomasamilΔ TajumulcoΔ WilsonΔ TiptonΔ Tod Δ LarchΔ SwaseyΔ NavajoΔ Ishpatina RidgeΔ DevilsΔ Colima
2012Δ Picacho San Onofre Δ Chokecherry Δ Slide Δ HighlandΔ AdamsΔ Fuji-sanΔ Cuyamaca Δ Cuyamaca
2013Δ KawaikiniΔ CuyamacaΔ CuyamacaΔ HighlandΔ Kawich  Δ Roof ButteΔ Thompson  Δ Llaima
2014Δ Ritacuba Blanco  Δ GraniteΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ Roberts Creek Δ Moro RockΔ CowlesΔ CuyamacaΔ CuyamacaΔ Cuyamaca


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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