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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Charlie Winger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (19 out of 25, or 76%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier1734392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1981-07-03
2.Mount Shasta764317USA-CA2976Cascade Range1980-07-06
3.Mount Hood713426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1997-06-16
4.Mount Whitney564418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1986-10-10
4.Mount Baker563286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2007-07-17
6.Mount Saint Helens492540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1997-06-17
7.Mount Washington441917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-14
8.Mount Adams363742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2006-07-07
8.Mount Shuksan362783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2011-08-10
10.Mount McKinley336194USA-AK6144Alaska Range1984-05-20
11.Longs Peak324345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1975-10-12
12.McClellan Butte281573USA-WA439Cascade Range 
13.Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile AndesUnknown
13.Silver Peak261708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
15.Wheeler Peak254011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2005-12-31
16.Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
17.Mount Elbert234399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1975-07-01
17.Quandary Peak234348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains1976-11-07
17.Granite Peak233901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies1997-08-09
20.Volcán Cotopaxi225897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
20.Mount Stuart222870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2007-07-20
22.Mount Washington211907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
22.Katahdin211606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians1999-06-13
24.North Sister203074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
25.Pico de Orizaba195636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera NeovolcanicaUnknown

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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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