Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Helen Orrison'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  


1990  Δ Swirl How         
1991  Δ Scafell Pike   Δ Great Gable Δ Helvellyn Δ BarrowΔ Silver How
1992  Δ Pike of Blisco   Δ Si     
1996       Δ Helm Crag    
1998Δ Latrigg  Δ Sale Fell        
2001 Δ Hallin Fell    Δ Beinn LoraΔ King's How  Δ Cat Bells 
2002   Δ Orrest Head        
2003    Δ Baystones      Δ Whinlatter
2004Δ Walla Crag    Δ Grange Fell      
2005 Δ Gowbarrow Fell-Wainwright Summit          
2007   Δ Bleaberry Fell Δ Blencathra      
2009      Δ Moro Rock     
2011    Δ Little Mell Fell    Δ Hallin Fell  
2014  Δ Arthur’s Seat         
2015   Δ SallowsΔ BinseyΔ Dale HeadΔ SkiddawΔ Lonscale Fell    
2016Δ DoddΔ Grisedale PikeΔ Lord's SeatΔ Bowscale FellΔ High Stile Δ Barf  Δ Tarn Crag  
2017Δ Crag HillΔ CarlsideΔ Ard CragsΔ Low FellΔ Fleetwith Pike Δ Mellbreak    Δ Outerside
2018 Δ Walla CragΔ Blake FellΔ KnottΔ Seat Sandal Δ Walla Crag Δ Walla Crag Δ Clough Head 
2019   Δ Loadpot HillΔ Meal Fell Δ Lewesdon HillΔ BrandrethΔ Black Combe   


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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