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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Sean Albert's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (13 out of 25, or 52%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Washington461917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1985-08-10
2.Katahdin221606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-09-26
3.Mount Baker663286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2011-06-12
4.Mount Adams393742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2011-08-13
5.Mount Rainier2044392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2011-08-23
6.Silver Peak291708USA-WA647Cascade Range2011-10-23 d
7.Mount Hood783426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2012-05-20
8.Mount Shuksan402783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2012-08-31
9.Glacier Peak223206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2012-09-02 a
10.Mount Saint Helens542540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2013-05-05
11.Mount Stuart262870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2013-08-17
12.McClellan Butte281573USA-WA439Cascade Range2015-09-05
13.Mount Si241270USA-WA75Cascade Range2015-09-20
 Aconcagua286962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali366190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Mont Blanc284810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Whitney594418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada 
 Mount Elbert244399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Quandary Peak244348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Longs Peak374345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Shasta874317USA-CA2976Cascade Range 
 Wheeler Peak264011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak313901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 North Sister223074USA-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 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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