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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Petter Bjørstad's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 25, or 68%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier1644392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2003-08-26
2.Mount Hood703426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2006-06-23
3.Mount Shasta694317USA-CA2976Cascade Range1979-06
4.Mount Baker543286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2006-06-21
5.Mount Whitney524418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1978-08
6.Mount Saint Helens462540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1989-05
7.Mount Washington431917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-09-22
8.Mount Adams353742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1989-05
9.Mount Shuksan342783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
10.Mount McKinley316194USA-AK6144Alaska Range2006-06-14
11.Longs Peak284345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1986-08
12.Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2002-01-29
12.McClellan Butte261573USA-WA439Cascade Range 
14.Silver Peak251708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
15.Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps1974-08-19
16.Quandary Peak224348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains2000-11-20
17.Volcán Cotopaxi215897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes2008-12-14
17.Mount Elbert214399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1997-07
17.Wheeler Peak214011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1993-06
17.Granite Peak213901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
21.North Sister193074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
21.Katahdin191606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians 
23.Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1978-12-30
23.Snoqualmie Mountain181914USA-WA305Cascade Range 
23.Mount Washington181907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 

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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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