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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (14 out of 25, or 56%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Whitney814419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1993-07-18
2.Mount Hood1273426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1996-06-09
3.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1996-09-08
4.Mount Rainier3074392USA-WA4037Cascade Range1997-06-07
5.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1997-07-24
6.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1998-03-23
7.Mount Shasta1434317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1999-08-09
8.Mount Washington681917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2000-09-25
9.Longs Peak464345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2005-08-15
10.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps2005-09-13
11.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2010-07-18
12.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2012-10-05
13.Mount Adams683742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2016-07-03
14.Mount Baker993286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2017-07-27
 Aconcagua396962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali546190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 San Jacinto Peak323304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
 Mount Jefferson303199USA-OR1761Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart392870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan572783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens912540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte431573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si501274USA-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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