Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mark McAllister'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  


1993        Δ Vesuvius   
2005       Δ Bidean Nam Bian  Δ Ben Nevis 
2007   Δ Pen y Fan     Δ Na Gruagaichean  
2008 Δ Keen  Δ Driesh   Δ Cairn Gorm   
2009 Δ Carn a'Gheoidh  Δ Ben LawersΔ Glas Maol   Δ Lochnagar  
2010Δ Kilimanjaro Δ Chno Dearg Δ Sgurr MórΔ Meall Corranaich Δ TeideΔ Meall Garbh   
2011Δ Carn na CaimΔ OlympusΔ Scafell PikeΔ Carrauntoohil Δ BlancΔ Zugspitze    Δ Leith Hill
2012Δ Dingli CliffsΔ HelvellynΔ Black DownΔ An CaistealΔ SnowdonΔ MusalaΔ Elbrus-XΔ Lewesdon Hill Δ MulhacénΔ Ditchling BeaconΔ Chrishall Common
2013Δ Vatican Hill Δ Mahya DagiΔ LangenbergΔ Hara DzyarzhynskayaΔ Coma Pedrosa-XΔ HochkönigΔ Großglockner Δ Coma Pedrosa  
2014  Δ SnaefellΔ Bukit TimahΔ HvannadalshnúkurΔ TriglavΔ ElbrusΔ IdaΔ Langdon HillΔ Gerlachovský štítΔ Dunkery Beacon 
2015  Δ Jebel ToubkalΔ Bardon HillΔ WhernsideΔ Montanha do PicoΔ KebnekaiseΔ PandokratorΔ CheviotΔ Featherbed Moss  
2016Δ Kinder ScoutΔ Craig y LlynΔ High WillhaysΔ Blackhope ScarΔ Ben LuiΔ Beinn a'ChreachainΔ CrowboroughΔ Cadair BerwynΔ West LomondΔ Sgurr nan ConbhaireanΔ Beinn UdlamainΔ East Cairn Hill
2017Δ AconcaguaΔ Chanctonbury RingΔ Butser HillΔ Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan FoelΔ Jabal Umm ad DamiΔ Bredon HillΔ Graig SyfyrddinΔ FairfieldΔ Aragats LerrΔ Rombald's MoorΔ Jebel ShamsΔ A'Chailleach
2018Δ Beinn an t-SidheinΔ StiperstonesΔ ErbeskopfΔ High StreetΔ Great WhernsideΔ Puy de SancyΔ High RaiseΔ Óros AínosΔ Wills NeckΔ Velika RudokaΔ Ben VorlichΔ Hardown Hill
2019Δ Cefn EglwysilanΔ Sugar LoafΔ Foel FynyddauΔ GunΔ Sgurr na LapaichΔ Beachy HeadΔ Crag HillΔ Pachnes    


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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