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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Mark McCormick's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 25, or 24%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier2314392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2012-07-09
2.Mount Shasta1054317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2013-05-24
3.Mount Hood933426USA-OR2349Cascade Range 
4.Mount Baker803286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
5.Mount Whitney674418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada2007-08-29
6.Mount Saint Helens592540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2016-05-13
7.Mount Washington501917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
8.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
9.Mount Adams453742USA-WA2474Cascade Range 
9.Mount Shuksan452783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
11.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
12.Glacier Peak363206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
13.Granite Peak353901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
14.Silver Peak331708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
15.Mont Blanc324810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
16.Aconcagua316962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
16.Mount Stuart312870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
18.Mount Elbert304399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains 
18.McClellan Butte301573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
18.Mount Si301274USA-WA79Cascade Range 
21.Wheeler Peak284011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
22.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
23.Pico de Orizaba265636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2015-01-15
24.San Jacinto Peak253304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2007-09-29
24.North Sister253074USA-OR831Cascade 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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