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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Susan Wyman-Henney'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.San Jacinto Peak293304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges1970-05
2.Mount Whitney774419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1973
3.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges1981-11-08
4.Mount Rainier2954392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1982-07-01
5.Pico de Orizaba305636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1982-12-30
6.Denali516190USA-AK6140Alaska Range1983-07-10
7.Mount Elbert334399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1983-08
8.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps1984-08-15
9.Mount Shasta1324317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1985-05-25
10.Mount Hood1183426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1985-06
11.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1995-08-15
12.Longs Peak424345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1996-08-08
13.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1999-08-10
14.Mount Saint Helens832540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2003-08-20
15.Mount Washington631917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-07-10
 Aconcagua366962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Mount Adams633742USA-WA2474Cascade Range 
 Mount Baker953286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
 Mount Jefferson293199USA-OR1761Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart362870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak411708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte391573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si431274USA-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 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 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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