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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Daryn Dodge's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 25, or 60%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier3034392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2010-08-10
2.Mount Shasta1374317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1982-07-03
3.Mount Hood1263426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2010-08-08
4.Mount Baker973286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2015-07-17
5.Mount Saint Helens882540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2013-07-05
6.Mount Whitney804419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2011-08-09 2x
7.Mount Adams683742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2012-07-15
7.Mount Washington681917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
9.Denali546190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
9.Mount Shuksan542783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
11.Mount Si491274USA-WA79Cascade Range 
12.Longs Peak464345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
13.Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
14.McClellan Butte421573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
15.Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2015-07-20
16.Aconcagua386962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
16.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-08-07
16.Mount Stuart382870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
19.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
20.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2013-08-19
20.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2013-08-24
22.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2015-10-17
23.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2015-12-31
24.San Jacinto Peak303304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-19
24.Mount Jefferson303199USA-OR1761Cascade Range2012-07-18

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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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