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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 25, or 88%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Katahdin241606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians1958-06
2.Mount Washington491917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1961-07
3.Mount Shasta924317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1973-06 a7
4.Mount Hood843426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1973-07
5.Wheeler Peak274011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1974-06 a1
6.Mount Elbert294399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1977-08 a2
7.Quandary Peak244348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains1979-08 a1
8.Mount Whitney644418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1982-07 a5
9.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1982-08 a7
10.Granite Peak323901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1983-08 a2
11.Mount Baker743286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1984-08 a4
12.Mount Adams443742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1984-08 a8
13.Mount Rainier2134392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1986-07 a8
14.Mount Saint Helens562540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1988-07 b2
15.Denali446190USA-AK6140Alaska Range1990-06 a1
16.Mont Blanc304810France/Italy4697Western Alps1991-07 a6
17.Aconcagua306962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes1992-01
18.Mount San Antonio253068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges1999-09-30
19.Volcán Cotopaxi285897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes1999-12-14
20.Mount Stuart282870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2002-08-28
21.Glacier Peak263206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2003-07-24
22.Silver Peak331708USA-WA648Cascade Range2015-08-13
 Mount Shuksan422783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte291573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si281274USA-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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