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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Michael Miller's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (16 out of 25, or 64%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Longs Peak284345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1994-07-23
2.Mount Elbert204399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1994-08-12
3.Quandary Peak224348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains1995-07-26
4.Mount Rainier1544392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1996-08-06
5.Mount Shuksan342783USA-WA1344Cascade Range1997-08-17
6.Volcán Cotopaxi215897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes1998-01-19
7.Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1999-01-12
8.Mount Saint Helens432540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1999-07-25
9.Mount Adams343742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2000-07-24
10.Mount Hood703426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2002-05-09
11.Mount Washington391917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2002-08-26
12.Wheeler Peak224011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2002-09-22
13.Mount McKinley316194USA-AK6144Alaska Range2003-06-12
14.Mount Whitney494418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada2004-08-29
15.Aconcagua256962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2010-01-18
16.Granite Peak203901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies2014-07-04
 Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Shasta644317USA-CA2976Cascade Range 
 Mount Baker523286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 North Sister183074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
 Snoqualmie Mountain181914USA-WA305Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington181907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Silver Peak241708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte251573USA-WA439Cascade Range 
 Mount Si171270USA-WA75Cascade 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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