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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Larry Williams's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (12 out of 25, or 48%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Washington431917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1983
2.Longs Peak304345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1990
3.Wheeler Peak224011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1995
4.Mount McKinley316194USA-AK6144Alaska Range1996
4.Mount Elbert234399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1996
6.Mount Rainier1704392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1998
7.Mount Hood693426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1999
8.Katahdin201606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians2005
9.Mount Shasta744317USA-CA2976Cascade Range2007
10.Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2008
10.Volcán Cotopaxi215897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes2008
10.Mount Whitney524418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada2008
 Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Quandary Peak224348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak233901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Adams363742USA-WA2474Cascade Range 
 Mount Baker563286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 North Sister203074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart202870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan342783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens482540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
 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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