Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Ben Still'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  


1986      Δ JuneauΔ Riley    
1990     Δ GastineauΔ JuneauΔ Bradley Δ Granite Mountain-Peak 7185  
1991     Δ SheepΔ Granite CreekΔ Observation    
1992     Δ DeerΔ DilworthΔ Observation    
1993    Δ BullardΔ Stroller WhiteΔ HawthorneΔ Split Thumb Δ Peak 5294  
1994 Δ Hogback Ridge    Δ WratherΔ Douglas Island HP    
1995  Δ Auke  Δ Ernest Gruening-S PkΔ MichaelΔ Stroller White    
1996   Δ BullardΔ NuggetΔ CairnΔ BradleyΔ Observation    
1997 Δ Peak 909Δ BullardΔ McGinnisΔ NuggetΔ Peak 5700Δ DeanΔ Nugget Towers-East TowerΔ Mendenhall Towers-Tower 7 Δ Peak 4100 
1998 Δ GastineauΔ Peak 1300 Δ Tlax_satanjínΔ Mendenhall TowersΔ MinorΔ HeliosΔ FrontierΔ GraniteΔ LarkΔ Goat
1999Δ PyramidΔ KingsΔ PtarmiganΔ MatanuskaΔ ParkaΔ SpencerΔ GolubΔ Nugget Towers-West TowerΔ PeekingΔ Tikishla  
2000  Δ FinlandΔ Pepper Δ EagleΔ Lions HeadΔ Mendenhall Towers-Fifth TowerΔ PichinchaΔ IlinizaΔ Cotopaxi 
2001Δ QuailΔ QueenΔ East TanainaΔ SignificantΔ DenaliΔ BernerΔ SinclairΔ Mendenhall Towers-West TowerΔ BoldΔ GunsightΔ IndianhouseΔ Peak 1213
2002  Δ PastoralΔ Bird Ridge PointΔ McDonoughΔ Rima RimaΔ VallunarajuΔ Machu PicchuΔ BashfulΔ Peak 5300Δ Knik 
2003  Δ BeakΔ Awesome Δ SelbyΔ Rotting Death SpireΔ Peak 6201Δ Rumble   
2004Δ Peak 4952 Δ East Groundhog Δ Bird Ridge PointΔ Bird Ridge PointΔ Three GuardsmenΔ Sophia Δ Harp Δ Ameghino
2005   Δ Mauna KeaΔ GililloΔ Sass Rigais Δ Shattered Prayers PicketΔ WallaceΔ Cairn  
2006Δ Fresno BenchmarkΔ GirlsΔ Whiteout   Δ Outkaste Picket Δ Twin Dewey Peaks  Δ Lopez
2007 Δ FlattopΔ Gentoo Δ BullionΔ KorohuskΔ BradleyΔ Organ Δ Mile High Δ Carmel
2008      Δ Lion Head     
2009   Δ RainbowΔ Haleakala Δ BradleyΔ South PioneerΔ HurdygurdyΔ NestΔ RainbowΔ Flattop
2010Δ Mooswa Δ Peak ThreeΔ Gordon LyonΔ Peak 4400Δ Peak 1814Δ EmmerichΔ Horn SpireΔ Adelie PointΔ GentooΔ WolverineΔ Sunburst
2011 Δ Ship Creek HillΔ CarpathianΔ BenchΔ TurtleheadΔ CalliopeΔ Liberty BellΔ RainierΔ L V Ray  Δ Bear Paw Butte
2012Δ Kaala Δ SovereignΔ WolverineΔ Peak 1222Δ RinjaniΔ BoisterousΔ BountyΔ Bald Mountain RidgeΔ Wolverine Δ Ryan
2013Δ InspirationΔ Near PointΔ El TerceroΔ San JacintoΔ BruinΔ PestleΔ DelggaΔ KootznoowooΔ Summit BenchmarkΔ Peak 4593Δ Scout HillΔ Wolverine
2014Δ WildroseΔ MagnificentΔ Mauna LoaΔ YudiΔ AscensionΔ MysteryΔ GannettΔ CloudΔ CooperΔ Slaughter Ridge HPΔ Blacktail Ptarmigan Rocks 
2015Δ Wolverine Δ Sholes Δ Peak 5055Δ Snow TowerΔ BakerΔ Peak 4422Δ Peak 4403Δ Cathedral RockΔ Little O'MalleyΔ Treasury Hill
2016Δ WolverineΔ Gordon LyonΔ Peak 1403Δ Blacktail Ptarmigan RocksΔ Iliamna VolcanoΔ South AvalancheΔ Peak 1541Δ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ RobertsΔ PepperΔ Gordon LyonΔ Peak Two
2017Δ Sanitas Mountaineer TopΔ BaldΔ CrosierΔ LilyΔ DeerΔ ElbertΔ HallettΔ EvansΔ North ArapahoΔ Estes ConeΔ BergenΔ Twin Sisters Peaks
2018Δ SugarloafΔ Eagle CliffΔ Gold RidgeΔ TruuliΔ CanyonΔ RobertsΔ SwinefordΔ SheepΔ High RockΔ ShrinerΔ FlattopΔ Troy
2019Δ ThunderΔ GastineauΔ Halutu RidgeΔ Gold RidgeΔ Tlax_satanjínΔ GastineauΔ GastineauΔ McGinnisΔ Gold Ridge   


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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