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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Eric Gilbertson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (19 out of 25, or 76%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Wheeler Peak294011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2000-06-10
2.Mount Washington571917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2003-06-27
3.Mount Whitney714419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2005-07-24
4.Mount San Antonio313068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2007-06-30
5.Mount Hood1033426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2007-08-24
6.Granite Peak373901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2008-08-16
7.Mount Elbert314399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2009-08-29
8.Mount Shasta1104317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2010-03-27
9.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range2010-05-26
10.Mont Blanc354810France/Italy4697Western Alps2014-08-06
11.Mount Saint Helens662540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2015-01-11
12.Mount Rainier2464392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2015-02-16
13.Mount Shuksan472783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2015-02-21
14.Mount Baker843286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2015-02-22
15.Mount Si281274USA-WA79Cascade Range2015-02-24
16.Mount Stuart332870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2015-09-29
17.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2016-04-02
18.McClellan Butte351573USA-WA440Cascade Range2016-09-19
19.Mount Adams513742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2016-10-22
 Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Longs Peak404345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 San Jacinto Peak273304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Washington261907USA-WA797Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Silver Peak361708USA-WA648Cascade 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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