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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Kathy Rich'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 San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2005-05-01
2.San Jacinto Peak293304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2006-01-01
3.Mount Shasta1334317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2007-06-16
4.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2009-01-01
5.Mount Whitney794419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2009-07-20
6.Mount Hood1193426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2010-08-08
7.Mount Rainier2964392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2010-08-10
8.Mount Adams643742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2012-07-15
9.Mount Jefferson293199USA-OR1761Cascade Range2012-07-18
10.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-08-07
11.Mount Saint Helens832540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2013-07-05
12.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2013-08-19
13.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2013-08-24
14.Mount Baker953286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2015-07-17
15.Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2015-07-20
 Aconcagua366962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali536190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Longs Peak444345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Stuart362870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington651917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 Silver Peak411708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte391573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si431274USA-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 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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