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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Duane Gilliland's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (20 out of 25, or 80%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Hood713426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1977-06
2.Mount Adams363742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1978-05
3.Mount Baker563286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1984-06-10
4.Mount Stuart212870USA-WA1632Cascade Range1990-09-02
5.Mount Whitney564418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1992-09-06
6.Wheeler Peak244011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1993-06-16
7.Mount Saint Helens492540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1993-07
8.Mount Elbert234399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1994-09-09
9.Quandary Peak234348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains1996-08
10.Mount Shuksan352783USA-WA1344Cascade Range1997-06-08
11.Mount Shasta764317USA-CA2976Cascade Range2000-06-11
12.Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2001-01-12
13.Granite Peak233901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-09-01
14.Mount McKinley336194USA-AK6144Alaska Range2004-06-25
15.Mount Washington441917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-03
16.Katahdin201606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-09-05
17.Mount Rainier1714392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2007-08-21
18.Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps2008-08
19.North Sister203074USA-OR831Cascade Range2009-08-16
20.Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2012-01-11
 Volcán Cotopaxi225897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Longs Peak314345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Washington211907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Silver Peak261708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte261573USA-WA439Cascade 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 Peakbagger.com 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 Peakbagger.com 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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