Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Derek English'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  


1991        Δ Scenery Hill   
1992        Δ Fort Necessity National Battlefield HP   
1995     Δ Seventy Five Mile Creek Overlook      
1996     Δ Navajo Point Benchmark      
1997      Δ Fort Fisher State Recreation Area     
1998  Δ Madonna         
1999   Δ Walt Disney World HP Δ Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument HPΔ Serenity Point     
2002Δ Blue Knob  Δ Paradise Island HP        
2003Δ Laurel Hill  Δ Peak 12701    Δ SummitΔ Gage Hill Benchmark  
2004   Δ Casper       Δ Adair CoHP
2005Δ Werner West           
2006Δ Thorny Flat        Δ Vinegar Hill  
2007         Δ High Acres Hill  
2008      Δ Kill Devil Hill Δ Morningside Heights   
2010      Δ Arab Hill Δ South Bass Island HP   
2011Δ Belle Ayr       Δ Clark Hill   
2012       Δ Chimney Bluffs State Park HP  Δ Pumpkin Hill 
2013Δ Peak 1837         Δ Goat Island Highpoint 
2014 Δ Norway Δ CascadeΔ Big Slide Δ Phelps     
2015Δ Hogsback   Δ Cascade   Δ Noonmark Shoulder   
2016Δ West End Overlook     Δ Marsh Hill Δ Windham HighΔ BlackheadΔ CascadeΔ Starbuck Island HP 
2017  Δ Stuart  Δ Giant   Δ Monument Hill  
2018       Δ Woodhull  Δ High Rock 
2019  Δ Saint Petersburg Rise  Δ Jones HillΔ Crossings  Δ Burrstone Hill Δ Stowe Pinnacle 
2020   Δ Morgan HillΔ HunterΔ SlideΔ AlgonquinΔ MorrowΔ Black DomeΔ Frost HillΔ Cary HillΔ Burnt Hill
2021Δ East Johnson Hill  Δ BearpenΔ BlackΔ Saint RegisΔ SnowyΔ MacombΔ MarcyΔ Mitchell Δ Alma Hill
2022Δ Crawford CoHPΔ BlueΔ Black BearΔ PantherΔ AmpersandΔ Table TopΔ ColdenΔ Beam HillΔ Burke BenchmarkΔ Rocky Peak RidgeΔ ErebusΔ Clare Benchmark
2023Δ Peak 1880           


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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