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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Andy Boos'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.Mount Rainier2384392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1991-06-23
2.Mount Shasta1054317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1991-07-08
3.Mount Hood943426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1990-06-17
4.Mount Baker803286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1989-05-22
5.Mount Whitney684419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2001-09-07
6.Mount Saint Helens602540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1988-05-08
7.Mount Washington501917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-05-12
8.Mount Adams473742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1988-07-09
9.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
10.Mount Shuksan452783USA-WA1344Cascade Range1989-07-09
11.Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2016-07-28
12.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range1990-07-21
13.Silver Peak361708USA-WA648Cascade Range1989-11-18
14.Granite Peak353901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1995-08-07
15.Mont Blanc334810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
16.Mount Stuart322870USA-WA1632Cascade Range1990-09-26
17.Aconcagua316962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
17.McClellan Butte311573USA-WA440Cascade Range1986-09-01
17.Mount Si311274USA-WA79Cascade Range1987-05-07
20.Mount Elbert304399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2005-06-02
21.Wheeler Peak284011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2008-04-30
22.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
23.Pico de Orizaba265636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
24.North Sister253074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
24.Mount Washington251907USA-WA797Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges1989-06-03

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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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