Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Pete Ellis'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  


1995      Δ Pen y Fan     
1996  Δ Helvellyn         
1997   Δ Waun Fach  Δ SnowdonΔ Kilimanjaro    
1998    Δ Cadair Idris-PenygadairΔ Beinn Ime      
1999Δ Aran Fawddwy Δ Scafell Pike Δ Stob Coire Easain    Δ Ben Lui  
2001 Δ Meall nan Tarmachan  Δ Creag MeagaidhΔ A'Chralaig Δ Cairn BannochΔ Ben MacduiΔ Beinn a'Chreachain  
2002 Δ Binnein Mor  Δ Cairn Gorm  Δ Meall GlasΔ Ben Nevis   
2003Δ Sgurr a'Chaorachain   Δ Stob DiamhΔ Carn Eige  Δ Aonach Beag Δ Ben More 
2004 Δ Sgor GaoithΔ Beinn Eighe-Spidean Coire nan ClachΔ Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgainΔ Beinn ChabhairΔ Beinn A' GhloΔ BlancΔ Braeriach Δ Liathach  
2005 Δ TeideΔ KosciuszkoΔ Sgurr nan CeathreamhnanΔ Beinn a'Bhuird  Δ BuetΔ Beinn Heasgarnich   
2006 Δ GarajonayΔ Beinn BhanΔ Sgurr nan EugalltΔ Merrick       
2007        Δ Les Cornettes de BiseΔ Askival Δ Broad Law
2008 Δ Aconcagua Δ Sgurr GhiubhsachainΔ Clisham  Δ Rosa Δ Doune HillΔ Jebel Toubkal 
2009 Δ Roque de los Muchachos Δ Beinn Odhar BheagΔ Foinaven  Δ Dents du MidiΔ Carstensz Pyramid  Δ Taylor
2010    Δ DenaliΔ Le MôleΔ SäntisΔ Gran Paradiso   Δ Vinson Massif
2011      Δ Elbrus Δ Pointe Blanche  Δ Ruapehu
2012Δ Single Cone   Δ Everest Δ Lachat   Δ Ossa 
2013   Δ Slieve Donard Δ Puy de SancyΔ RainierΔ Shasta  Δ BattyΔ Tapuae-o-Uenuku
2014Δ Mauna Kea  Δ Carn MorΔ Ben Mor CoigachΔ Cimone Δ CintoΔ Beinn MhorΔ Sgurr na Coinnich  
2015Δ CayambeΔ Chimborazo   Δ AlbristhoreΔ Galdhøpiggen     
2016Δ Meru  Δ GaltymoreΔ CarrauntoohilΔ Wilder KaiserΔ Triglav Δ Vihren  Δ Summit Rock
2017    Δ Binn idir an Dá LogΔ Zugspitze Δ BirkkarspitzeΔ Snaefell   
2018Δ Inyangani  Δ Beinn an Oir   Δ OverseerΔ Edith Cavell   
2019Δ Ojos del Salado   Δ Beinn Mhor  Δ Kebnekaise-NordtoppenΔ Fuji-sanΔ Norikura-dake  


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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