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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Andy Boos's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 25, or 84%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M
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Location Prom-M
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Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier3174392USA-WA4037Cascade Range1991-06-23
2.Mount Shasta1454317USA-CA2982Cascade Range1991-07-08
3.Mount Hood1283426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1990-06-17
4.Mount Baker1003286USA-WA2706Cascade Range1989-05-22
5.Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1406Cascade Range1988-05-08
6.Mount Whitney824419USA-CA3075Sierra Nevada2001-09-07
7.Mount Adams713742USA-WA2486Cascade Range1988-07-09
8.Mount Washington681917USA-NH1880Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-05-12
9.Mount Shuksan622783USA-WA1357Cascade Range1989-07-09
10.Denali566190USA-AK6150Alaska Range 
11.Mount Si511274USA-WA91Cascade Range1987-05-07
12.Longs Peak454345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2016-07-28
13.Silver Peak441708USA-WA660Cascade Range1989-11-18
13.McClellan Butte441573USA-WA452Cascade Range1986-09-01
15.Glacier Peak423219USA-WA2298Cascade Range1990-07-21
16.Mount Stuart402870USA-WA1632Cascade Range1990-09-26
17.Aconcagua396962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
18.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1463Greater Yellowstone Rockies1995-08-07
19.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
20.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2778Southern Rocky Mountains2005-06-02
20.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2008-04-30
22.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1909Central and Southern California Ranges2008-11-09
23.San Jacinto Peak323304USA-CA2548Central and Southern California Ranges2008-11-08
23.Mount Jefferson323199USA-OR1773Cascade Range2018-07-10
25.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 

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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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