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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Petter Bjørstad'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 Rainier2434392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2003-08-26
2.Mount Shasta1054317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1979-06
3.Mount Hood1003426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2006-06-23
4.Mount Baker843286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2006-06-21
5.Mount Whitney694419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1978-08
6.Mount Saint Helens662540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1989-05
7.Mount Washington521917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-09-22
8.Mount Adams503742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1989-05
9.Mount Shuksan472783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
10.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range2006-06-14
11.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1986-08
12.Granite Peak373901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
12.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2010-08-11
14.Silver Peak361708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
15.Mont Blanc334810France/Italy4697Western Alps1974-08-19
15.Mount Stuart332870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2010-08-27
15.McClellan Butte331573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
18.Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2002-01-29
19.Mount Elbert314399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1997-07
20.Mount San Antonio303068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2008-07-06
20.Mount Si301274USA-WA79Cascade Range 
22.Wheeler Peak294011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1993-06
23.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes2008-12-14
24.Pico de Orizaba265636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1978-12-30
24.Mount Washington261907USA-WA797Northwest 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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