Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Alan Bernier'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  


1999      Δ Isolation     
2000       Δ Audubon    
2002  Δ Hancock  Δ Washington      
2003 Δ Field    Δ Carter Dome  Δ Cathedral Ledge  
2004  Δ GuadalupeΔ Half Dome Δ KillingtonΔ KatahdinΔ MoosilaukeΔ Pawtuckaway SouthΔ Osceola Δ Blue Job
2005Δ North TripyramidΔ WashingtonΔ South TwinΔ BondΔ CarrigainΔ WashingtonΔ LafayetteΔ DixΔ PawtuckawayΔ Vose SpurΔ SandwichΔ Rangitoto
2006 Δ AngelusΔ TaranakiΔ Passaconaway Δ WashingtonΔ ColdenΔ WhitefaceΔ WashingtonΔ LafayetteΔ SantanoniΔ Moosilauke
2007Δ Carter DomeΔ AdamsΔ WashingtonΔ SlideΔ South TwinΔ WashingtonΔ GrayΔ Owls HeadΔ South TwinΔ North TripyramidΔ North Horn SaddlebackΔ Slide
2008Δ IsolationΔ FlatΔ MitchellΔ ResolutionΔ MorseΔ WashingtonΔ GlastenburyΔ Kennebago Divide - SouthwestΔ ElbertΔ OwlΔ SugarloafΔ Union
2009Δ MahoosucΔ North MoatΔ Boundary BaldΔ HuntersfieldΔ Black ElkΔ WashingtonΔ Carter DomeΔ EastmanΔ North TripyramidΔ RooseveltΔ Tremont 
2010Δ DomeΔ ChocoruaΔ BondΔ ScragΔ Norton PoolΔ WashingtonΔ LafayetteΔ WashingtonΔ SaddlebackΔ SnowyΔ Chapel Hill 
2011Δ Rogers Δ PlateauΔ Stickney HillΔ Gates HillΔ WheelerΔ Boott SpurΔ MansfieldΔ PantherΔ Table TopΔ Owls HeadΔ Cabot
2012Δ HurricaneΔ MooseΔ Wilmington RangeΔ McKenzieΔ Sawtooth MountainsΔ MassiveΔ EvansΔ AllenΔ Fuji-sanΔ HancockΔ SantanoniΔ Lehigh Hill
2013Δ TomΔ MacNaughton Δ Backbone Mountain - Preston CoHPΔ GreylockΔ BlancaΔ BlancaΔ KatahdinΔ Kibby Range - NorthΔ WorthΔ WymanΔ Bear
2014Δ KnoxΔ ColdenΔ KatahdinΔ Jacques-CartierΔ Lary BrookΔ WhitneyΔ ShastaΔ CarrigainΔ PassaconawayΔ LafayetteΔ HancockΔ Monroe
2015Δ South KinsmanΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ LafayetteΔ North Pack MonadnockΔ EverettΔ Stratford Mountain - NorthΔ BeanΔ MowglisΔ Carter DomeΔ WashingtonΔ Lakota LakeΔ Tom Bailey
2016Δ Iztaccíhuatl - Las RodillasΔ MoosilaukeΔ Brocklebank Hill UpperΔ Lyme Emery HillΔ White RockΔ LafayetteΔ KleinglocknerΔ South TwinΔ South KinsmanΔ Haul RoadΔ Old SpeckΔ Field
2017Δ ChirripóΔ MansfieldΔ North BrotherΔ WashingtonΔ South KinsmanΔ Carter DomeΔ GraniteΔ GannettΔ WashingtonΔ CarrigainΔ LafayetteΔ South Kinsman
2018Δ EisenhowerΔ South TwinΔ South KinsmanΔ ParkerΔ Carter DomeΔ BondΔ UncompahgreΔ ShavanoΔ Cloud-XΔ South TwinΔ FieldΔ Washington
2019Δ Mauna KeaΔ Carrigain Δ CarrigainΔ Fisk BenchmarkΔ HancockΔ AdamsΔ RainierΔ Hitchcock Δ NancyΔ Carter Dome
2020Δ AdamsΔ KillingtonΔ Osceola Δ BlueΔ South KinsmanΔ CrestoneΔ HarvardΔ South TwinΔ Carter DomeΔ WashingtonΔ Lafayette
2021Δ BondΔ CarrigainΔ Carter DomeΔ AdamsΔ BondΔ Denali-XΔ WashingtonΔ Carter DomeΔ BondΔ South KinsmanΔ South TwinΔ Adams
2022Δ WashingtonΔ MarcyΔ CarrigainΔ Carter DomeΔ WashingtonΔ Deer RidgeΔ CloudΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ MoosilaukeΔ WashingtonΔ Sandwich 
2023Δ Seminole CoHP           


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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