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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Joe Whittington's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 25, or 68%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Hood713426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1978-04-30
2.Mount Adams363742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1981-07-19
3.North Sister203074USA-OR831Cascade Range1982-07-24
4.Longs Peak304345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1982-08-14
5.Mount Rainier1704392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1984-07-14
6.Mount Saint Helens492540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1987-08-12
7.Mount Shasta754317USA-CA2976Cascade Range1989-06-18
8.Mount Shuksan342783USA-WA1344Cascade Range1989-07-22
9.Mount Baker563286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1991-07-30
10.Mount Whitney554418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1992-06-23
11.Mount Stuart202870USA-WA1632Cascade Range1992-08-09
12.Mount Washington441917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1992-10-11
13.Wheeler Peak234011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1995-08-19
14.Volcán Cotopaxi225897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes2002-02-11
15.Mount Elbert234399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2004-09-05
16.Granite Peak233901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies2006-08-08
17.Katahdin201606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians2008-09-16
 Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Mount McKinley336194USA-AK6144Alaska Range 
 Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Quandary Peak224348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Washington211907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Silver Peak261708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte261573USA-WA439Cascade 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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