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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Jan Spieczny's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 25, or 24%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mont Blanc354810France/Italy4697Western Alps1982
2.Mount Rainier2524392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1983
3.Mount Elbert324399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1990
4.Longs Peak414345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1995
5.Mount Washington601917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2005
6.San Jacinto Peak273304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2007
 Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Pico de Orizaba285636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mount Whitney734419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada 
 Mount Shasta1154317USA-CA2975Cascade Range 
 Wheeler Peak294011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Adams523742USA-WA2474Cascade Range 
 Mount Hood1103426USA-OR2349Cascade Range 
 Mount Baker853286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
 Mount San Antonio313068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Stuart342870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan472783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens722540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak371708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte361573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si291274USA-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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