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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Edward Earl's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (24 out of 25, or 96%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Whitney734419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1986-06-20
2.Longs Peak414345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1986-08-04
3.Mount San Antonio313068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges1991-07-16
4.San Jacinto Peak273304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges1992-10-19
5.Mount Elbert324399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1993-09-04
6.Wheeler Peak294011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1993-09-07
7.Mount Hood1143426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1994-06-28
8.Mount Shasta1164317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1994-07-01
9.Mount Rainier2554392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1995-07-17
10.Pico de Orizaba285636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1996-11-30
11.Mount Adams553742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2000-07-05
12.Mount Baker863286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2000-07-09
13.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2002-08-05
14.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes2003-02-09
15.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range2004-06-04
16.Mount Washington601917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2005-08-18
17.Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2006-01-28
18.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2006-07-26
19.Mount Stuart352870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2006-08-03
20.Silver Peak391708USA-WA648Cascade Range2008-10-26 12
21.Mount Saint Helens742540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2009-05-09
22.Mount Shuksan472783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2010-10-01
23.Mount Si341274USA-WA79Cascade Range2012-05-06
24.McClellan Butte361573USA-WA440Cascade Range2013-10-20
 Mont Blanc354810France/Italy4697Western Alps 

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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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