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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Dave Covill'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 Rainier2104392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2004-07-21
2.Mount Shasta884317USA-CA2976Cascade Range2011-06-25
3.Mount Hood793426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2003-06-22
4.Mount Baker733286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2014-07-06
5.Mount Whitney634418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1997-07-18
6.Mount Saint Helens562540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
7.Mount Washington481917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1966-07-01
8.Denali446190USA-AK6140Alaska Range2012-06-29
9.Mount Adams403742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2015-07-04
9.Mount Shuksan402783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2014-07-08
11.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1985-09-10
12.Granite Peak323901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-08-05
12.Silver Peak321708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
14.Aconcagua306962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
15.Mont Blanc294810France/Italy4697Western Alps2014-06-23
15.McClellan Butte291573USA-WA439Cascade Range 
17.Mount Elbert284399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1981-06-19
17.Mount Stuart282870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
17.Mount Si281274USA-WA79Cascade Range 
20.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
20.Wheeler Peak274011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1981-10-16
22.Glacier Peak263206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
23.Mount San Antonio253068USA-CA1898Central and Southern California Ranges2004-05-01
24.Quandary Peak244348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains1989-08-01
24.Katahdin241606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians1980-05-24

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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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