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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Daryn Dodge's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 25, or 36%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier1624392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2010-08-10
2.Mount Hood703426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2010-08-08
3.Mount Shasta684317USA-CA2976Cascade Range1982-07-03
4.Mount Baker543286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
5.Mount Whitney514418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada2011-08-09 2x
6.Mount Saint Helens462540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2013-07-05
7.Mount Washington391917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
8.Mount Adams353742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2012-07-15
9.Mount Shuksan342783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
10.Mount McKinley316194USA-AK6144Alaska Range 
11.Longs Peak284345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
12.Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
12.McClellan Butte261573USA-WA439Cascade Range 
14.Silver Peak251708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
15.Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
16.Quandary Peak224348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains 
17.Volcán Cotopaxi215897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
17.Mount Elbert214399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2013-08-19
17.Wheeler Peak214011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2013-08-24
17.Granite Peak213901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-08-07
21.North Sister193074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
22.Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
22.Snoqualmie Mountain181914USA-WA305Cascade Range 
22.Mount Washington181907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
25.Mount Si171270USA-WA75Cascade 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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