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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing George Dirth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 25, or 36%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Washington461917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2007-07-18
2.Mount Saint Helens542540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2009-03-13
3.Mount Hood783426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2009-05-30
4.Mount Shasta864317USA-CA2976Cascade Range2009-06-08
5.Longs Peak354345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2009-07-08
6.Mount Elbert234399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2009-07-13
7.Mount Rainier1894392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2009-08-23
8.Mount Baker653286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2010-05-09
9.Katahdin221606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-10-02
 Aconcagua286962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Mount McKinley356194USA-AK6144Alaska Range 
 Volcán Cotopaxi265897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Mont Blanc254810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Whitney584418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada 
 Quandary Peak244348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Wheeler Peak264011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak303901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Adams383742USA-WA2474Cascade Range 
 North Sister223074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart242870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan382783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington211907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Silver Peak291708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte281573USA-WA439Cascade Range 
 Mount Si241270USA-WA75Cascade Range 

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List Description

This list, like all the other "Usage" lists, will change over time as ascents are entered into the Peakbagger.com database. This list is automatically recalculated once a day, so a completion of all these peaks is a moving target that may be frustrating for a climber.

The "Ascents" column above show the total number of unsuccessful attempts on a peak logged in the Peakbagger.com database. Multiple failed attempts by one climber are all counted. However, note that many registered site users do not log their unsuccessful ascents, so this list is not very robust statistically. However, it does give a somewhat interesting picture of some worldwide summit that are perhaps among the most difficult to ascend.

A personal note--I have long maintained that there should be no shame or stigma in an unsuccessful attempt. They are excellent learning experiences and a sign of wise maturity in the mountains. Never climb with someone who has never turned back! And don't be afraid to log your trips where the summit was just not in the cards.

 


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