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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Dan Lauren's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (12 out of 25, or 48%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Hood773426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1998-06-15
2.Mount Rainier1774392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1999-07-04
3.Mount Adams373742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2000-07-23
4.Silver Peak281708USA-WA647Cascade Range2001-01-07
5.Mount Si241270USA-WA75Cascade Range2001-01-31
6.Mount Stuart242870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2001-09-02
7.McClellan Butte281573USA-WA439Cascade Range2002-02-17
8.Mount Baker613286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2002-07-07
9.Mount Shasta814317USA-CA2976Cascade Range2006-09-07
10.Mount Washington211907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges2007-04-08
11.Mount Shuksan372783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2007-07-01
12.Mount Saint Helens532540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2010-05-09
 Aconcagua276962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Mount McKinley336194USA-AK6144Alaska Range 
 Volcán Cotopaxi265897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Pico de Orizaba205636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Whitney564418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada 
 Mount Elbert234399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Quandary Peak244348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Longs Peak344345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Wheeler Peak254011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak243901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Washington441917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 Katahdin211606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians 

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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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