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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing John Vitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (10 out of 25, or 40%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Whitney644418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1965-09-11
2.Mount Shasta894317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1972-07-02
3.Mount San Antonio253068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges1975-08-09
4.Wheeler Peak274011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1984-06-08
5.Granite Peak323901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1984-08-09
6.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1984-08-28
7.Mount Elbert284399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1984-09-04
8.Quandary Peak244348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains1988-08-02
9.Mount Washington481917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-09-27
10.Katahdin241606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-09-29
 Aconcagua306962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali446190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Mont Blanc294810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Rainier2104392USA-WA4026Cascade Range 
 Mount Adams413742USA-WA2474Cascade Range 
 Mount Hood813426USA-OR2349Cascade Range 
 Mount Baker743286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak263206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart282870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan402783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens562540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak321708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte291573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si281274USA-WA79Cascade 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 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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