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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Tony Watkin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (14 out of 25, or 56%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Shasta1324317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1970-05-30
2.Pico de Orizaba305636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1971-01-15
3.Mount Hood1193426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1971-07-28
4.Mount Whitney774419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1971-08-28
5.Mount Rainier2954392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1974-06-30
6.Mount Jefferson293199USA-OR1761Cascade Range1981-07-17
7.Mount Adams633742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1994-08-18
8.Mount Washington611917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1995-10-18
9.Mount Saint Helens822540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2002-11-30
10.Wheeler Peak334011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2009-08-13
11.Mount Elbert334399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2009-08-16
12.Longs Peak414345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2009-08-20
13.San Jacinto Peak293304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2013-06-04
14.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-21
 Aconcagua346962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali496190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Baker953286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart362870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak411708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte381573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si401274USA-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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