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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Paul Michelson'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.Mount Washington261907USA-WA797Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges1983-07-16
2.Mount Adams503742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1983-08-13
3.Mount Hood993426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1983-08-20
4.Mount Rainier2414392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1983-09-25
5.Mount Si301274USA-WA79Cascade Range1984-04-01
6.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range1985-06-30
7.Mount Saint Helens642540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1987-05-08
8.Mount Stuart332870USA-WA1632Cascade Range1988-06-26
9.Silver Peak361708USA-WA648Cascade Range1991-10-20
10.Mount Shuksan462783USA-WA1344Cascade Range1995-05-07
11.Mount Washington511917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1997-07-14
12.Mount Baker813286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1998-06-14
13.McClellan Butte321573USA-WA440Cascade Range2003-09-06
14.Wheeler Peak284011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2009-10-01
15.Mount Elbert314399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2009-10-03
 Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Pico de Orizaba265636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc334810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Whitney684419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada 
 Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Shasta1054317USA-CA2975Cascade Range 
 Granite Peak373901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 North Sister253074USA-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 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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