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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Dennis Stewart's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (13 out of 25, or 52%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1972-08-16 01
2.Mount Shasta944317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1986-08-12 01
3.Mount Washington491917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1987-06-15 01
4.Wheeler Peak274011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1987-07-14 01
5.Mount Elbert304399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1988-07-10 01
6.Mount Whitney654418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1989-07-27 01
7.Granite Peak323901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1989-08-13 01
8.Mount Hood853426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1990-07-04 01
9.Mount Rainier2154392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1990-07-07 01
10.Quandary Peak244348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains1995-07-10 01
11.Mount Adams443742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1998-07-08 01
12.Mount Saint Helens562540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1999-06-29 01
13.Denali446190USA-AK6140Alaska Range2000-06-23 01
 Aconcagua316962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Volcán Cotopaxi285897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Mont Blanc304810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 San Jacinto Peak243304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Baker743286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak263206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
 Mount San Antonio253068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Stuart282870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan422783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak331708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte291573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si281274USA-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 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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