Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Adam Helman'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  


1992      Δ Rainier  Δ San Jacinto  
1993       Δ KingsΔ Elbert   
1994 Δ Bear Creek Spire Δ Black Δ HumphreysΔ Shasta  Δ SantiagoΔ Chacaltaya 
1995  Δ Fortuna Δ IronΔ Peak 10150 Δ White MountainΔ TecateΔ Corte MaderaΔ ToroΔ Granite
1996Δ Lawson  Δ IndianheadΔ Junipero Serra Δ Kilimanjaro Δ Langley Δ OrizabaΔ Cuyamaca
1997        Δ Hot SpringsΔ PinosΔ Sunset 
1998   Δ Mauna KeaΔ Telescope     Δ Union 
1999     Δ Double Δ Galdhøpiggen Δ Ritter  
2000    Δ Brian Head Δ MassiveΔ North PalisadeΔ San MiguelΔ Davidson Δ Big Pine
2001Δ NorthΔ Pechacho BenchmarkΔ CombsΔ StonewallΔ Illimani Δ OlanchaΔ LyellΔ BaldyΔ SnowΔ Black Mesa HPΔ Guatay
2002Δ HauserΔ ChirripóΔ PoásΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ RoseΔ LassenΔ WheelerΔ ElkΔ BlancaΔ Sycuan 
2003Δ OrdΔ Mauna LoaΔ Eagle CragΔ KingstonΔ Organ NeedleΔ TruchasΔ GilbertΔ BorahΔ FrancsΔ EagleΔ DryΔ Lyons
2004Δ BolívarΔ RabbitΔ La Laguna HPΔ Thunder ButteΔ PiuteΔ Jefferson-North RidgeΔ GannettΔ SacajaweaΔ WilsonΔ Miller Δ Frazier
2005Δ Duarte Δ Old WomanΔ EmoryΔ TinΔ West SpanishΔ HesperusΔ GraysΔ Phoenix Δ EagleΔ San Ysidro
2006Δ Aconcagua Δ SpectreΔ Chews RidgeΔ KeynotΔ South Selkirk CrestΔ GlacierΔ HarvardΔ Uncompahgre Δ Baboquivari 
2007 Δ GigantaΔ Rodman Mountains HPΔ Hayford Δ KinabaluΔ KerinciΔ LincolnΔ MoriahΔ SlateΔ PiperΔ Turtle Mountains HP
2008Δ el PotosíΔ EdgarΔ Providence BenchmarkΔ Potosi Δ WashingtonΔ Grand TetonΔ Wood Δ MazatzalΔ KeystoneΔ Cotopaxi
2009Δ WeaverΔ NewmanΔ BolaΔ MitchellΔ Richland BalsamΔ PattersonΔ TableΔ DouglasΔ CurrantΔ IndianΔ KittΔ McCullough
2010 Δ Cuyamaca Δ GordoΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ GoosenestΔ Hole in the MountainΔ Hilgard Δ Lafayette Δ Cunurana
2011Δ Ojos del Salado-XΔ TajumulcoΔ WilsonΔ TiptonΔ TodΔ Denali-XΔ BellΔ HyndmanΔ ChicomaΔ EllenΔ DevilsΔ Colima
2012Δ Toluca Δ Blue Dick Δ Slide Δ CramerΔ AdamsΔ Fuji-sanΔ Cuyamaca Δ Cuyamaca
2013Δ CuyamacaΔ CuyamacaΔ CuyamacaΔ HighlandΔ KawichΔ Denali-X Δ AnteroΔ Thompson  Δ Llaima
2014Δ Ritacuba Blanco  Δ PintoΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ Shoshone Δ Moro RockΔ Cuyamaca-XΔ CuyamacaΔ CuyamacaΔ Cuyamaca


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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