Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Eric Gilbertson'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  


1994      Δ Gateway Arch National Park HP     
1996  Δ Clingmans Dome         
1997      Δ Pilot Knob     
1999           Δ Welch
2000     Δ WheelerΔ Robe Mountain Northwest     
2003     Δ Washington      
2004  Δ Big Bald  Δ Rogers Δ AdamsΔ IsolationΔ Lafayette  
2005Δ MoosilaukeΔ ClayΔ CowanΔ South TwinΔ HumphreysΔ BoundaryΔ WhitneyΔ SillΔ BondΔ OsceolaΔ MoriahΔ Hancock
2006Δ WoodallΔ TomΔ Katahdin  Δ Le ConteΔ GreylockΔ Killington Δ WhitefaceΔ Montalban Ridge-N Pk 
2007  Δ Olympus-M PkΔ CarrigainΔ Osceola-E PkΔ RussellΔ LyellΔ Rainier  Δ Campbell HillΔ Cannon Balls
2008Δ Roan High Knob   Δ Mitchell  Δ Gannett  Δ Marcy 
2009 Δ HaleΔ Spruce Knob   Δ MansfieldΔ Elbert Δ Boott Spur  
2010Δ Waumbek Δ Shasta Δ DenaliΔ HvannadalshnúkurΔ GaldhøpiggenΔ Zugspitze Δ NancyΔ AlgonquinΔ Magazine
2011Δ Brasstown BaldΔ WashingtonΔ SandwichΔ Old SpeckΔ EllenΔ Coma PedrosaΔ Black ElkΔ KingsΔ Mauna KeaΔ SugarloafΔ Cabot 
2012Δ OrizabaΔ GuadalupeΔ La Soufrière Δ GothicsΔ Hood Δ GroßglocknerΔ MaglicΔ VictoriaΔ CookΔ Morne Diablotins
2013Δ Blue Mountain Δ Tajumulco Δ Ben NevisΔ West Quoddy Head - Easternmost Point of DRY Land in the 50 states Δ DuarteΔ KilimanjaroΔ Chisasibi Island HPΔ GrayΔ Blue
2014Δ Cave Ridge   Δ BasinΔ Dix Δ BlancΔ Doyle's DelightΔ MusalaΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ Mauna Kea
2015Δ Saint HelensΔ RainierΔ DragontailΔ Suur MunamagiΔ LoganΔ HoodΔ Nirvana-XΔ SahaleΔ Thabana NtlenyanaΔ WheelerΔ HawksbillΔ Algonquin
2016Δ GraniteΔ ColchuckΔ CashmereΔ Little TahomaΔ Olympus-XΔ NirvanaΔ ElbrusΔ Aragats LerrΔ BlackΔ AdamsΔ Raven RidgeΔ Hex
2017Δ HoodΔ OvalΔ LassenΔ Silver StarΔ EldoradoΔ North PalisadeΔ Nirvana-XΔ GoodeΔ FernowΔ DragontailΔ CowboyΔ Aconcagua
2018Δ Half DomeΔ Robinson-XΔ MuirΔ BakerΔ RainierΔ FairweatherΔ BonanzaΔ StanleyΔ AdamsΔ ReynoldsΔ BakerΔ Wilhelm
2019Δ Raven RidgeΔ StarΔ Round TopΔ KitchenerΔ RainierΔ PeepsightΔ NoshaqΔ Fan Si PanΔ KinabaluΔ CourtneyΔ LongsΔ Sajama
2020Δ BigelowΔ CannonΔ Brian HeadΔ SunriseΔ PyramidΔ ElbertΔ UncompahgreΔ Grand Teton    


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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