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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Eric Gilbertson's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 25, or 88%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2000-06-10
2.Mount Washington681917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2003-06-27
3.Mount Whitney804419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2005-07-24
4.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2007-06-30
5.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2008-08-16
6.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2009-08-29
7.Mount Shasta1364317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2010-03-27
8.Denali546190USA-AK6140Alaska Range2010-05-26
9.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2012-01-03
10.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps2014-08-06
11.Mount Rainier3004392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2015-02-16
12.Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2015-02-21
13.Mount Stuart372870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2015-09-29
14.Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2016-04-02
15.McClellan Butte411573USA-WA440Cascade Range2016-09-19
16.Mount Si491274USA-WA79Cascade Range2016-10-05
17.Mount Adams643742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2016-10-22
18.Mount Hood1223426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2017-01-14
19.Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade Range2017-10-22
20.Aconcagua386962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2017-12-19
21.Mount Saint Helens882540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2018-01-14
22.Mount Baker953286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2018-04-24
 Volcán Cotopaxi295897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Longs Peak454345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 San Jacinto Peak303304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges 

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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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