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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Rob Woodall's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 25, or 60%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes2008-12-14
2.Mont Blanc294810France/Italy4697Western Alps2010-06-26
3.Glacier Peak263206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2010-08-11
4.Mount Stuart282870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2010-08-27
5.Aconcagua306962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2011-01-20
6.Mount Elbert284399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2012-07-22 a
7.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-15
8.Mount Baker733286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2013-07-24
9.Mount Rainier2104392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2013-07-28
10.Mount Adams403742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2013-07-30
11.Mount Shasta884317USA-CA2976Cascade Range2013-08-01
12.Mount San Antonio253068USA-CA1898Central and Southern California Ranges2014-06-20 f
13.Mount Whitney634418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada2014-06-26 b
14.Mount Hood793426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2014-07-02 a
15.Mount Saint Helens562540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2014-07-02 c
 Denali446190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Quandary Peak254348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Wheeler Peak274011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak323901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Shuksan402783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington471917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 Silver Peak321708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
 Katahdin241606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 McClellan Butte291573USA-WA439Cascade Range 
 Mount Si281274USA-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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