Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Alan Caine'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  


1979       Δ Montmartre    
1980       Δ La Rhune    
1995  Δ Puu o Mahuka Heiau State Monument         
2006      Δ Darwen HillΔ Pendle Hill Δ Great Hill Δ Parlick
2007 Δ Weets HillΔ Shining TorΔ IngleboroughΔ Longridge FellΔ Fair Snape FellΔ Pen-y-ghentΔ Wansfell PikeΔ Pike of BliscoΔ Great RiggΔ Scout ScarΔ Little Mell Fell
2008Δ Mam TorΔ HelvellynΔ Silver HowΔ Swirl HowΔ Scafell PikeΔ Maiden MoorΔ Great DoddΔ SkiddawΔ Old Man of ConistonΔ Easington Fell  
2009Δ Stony Cove PikeΔ GrasmoorΔ RaiseΔ Nethermost PikeΔ Great GableΔ BowfellΔ Bowscale FellΔ Cold Pike West TopΔ Moel FamauΔ Pen y FanΔ White HillΔ Harter Fell
2010Δ Wild Boar FellΔ Tarn CragΔ Dale HeadΔ St Sunday CragΔ Lonscale FellΔ Glyder FawrΔ Kinder ScoutΔ SnowdonΔ Smearsett ScarΔ Grisedale PikeΔ Thornthwaite CragΔ Dodd
2011Δ Cadair BerwynΔ KnottΔ Kirk FellΔ Ben LawersΔ Beinn LuibheanΔ Calf TopΔ Great Stony HillΔ Clough HeadΔ Allen CragsΔ Blea MoorΔ Billinge Hill-North TopΔ Hoove
2012Δ Scholes HeightΔ WhitfellΔ Withins Height-Northeast SlopeΔ Whittle HillΔ Grey FriarΔ Melmerby FellΔ CarlsideΔ Great CalvaΔ Ill CragΔ Hart CragΔ Hawthornwaite FellΔ High Seat
2013Δ UllscarfΔ Kentmere PikeΔ Brae FellΔ Mungrisdale CommonΔ Sheffield PikeΔ Arthur's PikeΔ ScafellΔ High SpyΔ Wether HillΔ Meal FellΔ Low SaddleΔ Birkrigg Common
2014 Δ Rushy HillΔ Simon FellΔ Sergeant's CragΔ Great Dun FellΔ Heald BrowΔ Black FellΔ Urra Moor-Round HillΔ Cross FellΔ Cumrew FellΔ Illgill HeadΔ Parson's Pulpit
2015Δ Gorse Hill Δ Green CragΔ Marl HillΔ WetherlamΔ Fell HeadΔ Ben NevisΔ Sails (Little Fell)Δ Horse Head Moor   
2016 Δ Y FoelΔ Plover HillΔ West LomondΔ Rogan's Seat Δ Green LowtherΔ Dunkery BeaconΔ Cold FellΔ Knock FellΔ Murton FellΔ Dead Stones
2017  Δ Beacon HillΔ Yockenthwaite MoorΔ Height of HazelyΔ PillarΔ las NievesΔ Moel SiabodΔ Starling DoddΔ ManistyΔ Burtree FellΔ Grange Fell
2018Δ BlorengeΔ Fir HillΔ CriffelΔ YewbarrowΔ Little StandΔ Carnedd LlewelynΔ Carnedd DafyddΔ Broad LawΔ Elidir FawrΔ Y Foel GochΔ Foel Cedig 
2019Δ AlltwenΔ Long Man HillΔ Great Links TorΔ Hilbre Island HPΔ HaycockΔ Sighty CragΔ Peñas del ChacheΔ Round HillΔ White Fell  Δ Stainton Pike
2020Δ Mynydd NodolΔ Mynydd y GarnΔ Boat How  Δ Gavel FellΔ Barns Cliff EndΔ Cauldcleuch HeadΔ Round How   


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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