Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Lev Babiev'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  


2007   Δ Fairfield        
2008  Δ Arthur's Seat       Δ Kurodake 
2009   Δ Red Screes Δ Jezerski vrh Δ Fuji-san    
2011   Δ Sunset  Δ Snowdon     
2012       Δ HelvellynΔ Firle Beacon Δ Selworthy BeaconΔ Kilimanjaro
2013Δ Rhossili DownΔ Ditchling BeaconΔ KinabaluΔ Chanctonbury RingΔ Liddington Hill Δ BlancΔ Scafell PikeΔ Holmbury HillΔ Gediminas HillΔ Pavis Wood 
2014Δ Nine Barrow Down Δ RayaΔ Rinjani Δ Asahi-dake Δ Tennyson Down  Δ YushanΔ Two Rock
2015Δ Hail Storm HillΔ Musala-XΔ KosciuszkoΔ Waun FachΔ CotopaxiΔ Urra Moor-Round HillΔ Dunkery BeaconΔ Rosa-XΔ ApoΔ Tai Mo Shan  
2016Δ Meru Δ Montserrat-Sant JeroniΔ CoetyΔ Maja KolataΔ Penyal d'IfachΔ GroßvenedigerΔ GroßglocknerΔ WildspitzeΔ Foredoles HeadΔ Boulsworth Hill-Lad LawΔ Jebel Toubkal
2017Δ VihrenΔ MountΔ Botley HillΔ WhitneyΔ Yosemite PointΔ Gran ParadisoΔ MönchΔ RosaΔ ZugspitzeΔ Black HillΔ BlencathraΔ Aran Fawddwy
2018Δ Foel OffrwmΔ Kenya-NelionΔ GranitenΔ Velika Osojnica Δ Wilmington HillΔ TödiΔ Aroser RothornΔ WhitechapelΔ Heath Mount Δ Detling Hill
2019Δ Sydenham HillΔ Staple HillΔ El Morrón de la AgujereadaΔ StiperstonesΔ Zubacki KabaoΔ PolinikΔ Piz KeschΔ La TournetteΔ Cabin Hill Δ Chrishall Common 
2020 Δ Peleaga      Δ FairfieldΔ Meesden  


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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