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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Charlie Winger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 25, or 84%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier2964392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1981-07-03
2.Mount Shasta1334317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1980-07-06
3.Mount Hood1203426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1997-06-16
4.Mount Baker953286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2007-07-17
5.Mount Saint Helens842540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1997-06-17
6.Mount Whitney794419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1986-10-10
7.Mount Washington651917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-14
8.Mount Adams643742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2006-07-07
9.Denali536190USA-AK6140Alaska Range1984-05-20
9.Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2011-08-10
11.Longs Peak444345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1975-10-12
12.Mount Si431274USA-WA79Cascade Range 
13.Silver Peak421708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
14.Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2009-07-22
15.McClellan Butte391573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
16.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1997-08-09
17.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
18.Aconcagua366962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes1985-02-20
18.Mount Stuart362870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2007-07-20
20.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1975-07-01
20.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2005-12-31
22.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2007-05-12
23.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1986-12-24
24.San Jacinto Peak293304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2007-05-11
24.Mount Jefferson293199USA-OR1761Cascade Range2007-07-14

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List Description

This list, like all the other "Usage" lists, will change over time as ascents are entered into the 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 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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