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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Dave Covill's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 25, or 60%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Washington501917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1966-07-01
2.Mount Elbert304399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1981-06-19
3.Wheeler Peak284011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1981-10-16
4.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1985-09-10
5.Mount Whitney684419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1997-07-18
6.Granite Peak353901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-08-05
7.Mount Hood943426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2003-06-22
8.Mount Rainier2394392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2004-07-21
9.Pico de Orizaba265636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2009-01-05
10.Mount Shasta1054317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2011-06-25
11.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range2012-06-29
12.Mont Blanc334810France/Italy4697Western Alps2014-06-23
13.Mount Baker803286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2014-07-06
14.Mount Shuksan452783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2014-07-08
15.Mount Adams483742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2015-07-04
 Aconcagua316962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
 North Sister253074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart322870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens602540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington261907USA-WA797Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Silver Peak361708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte311573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si311274USA-WA79Cascade 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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