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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Rick Peterson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (11 out of 25, or 44%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.North Sister193074USA-OR831Cascade Range1978-10
2.Mount Adams353742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1980-08
3.Mount Hood703426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1982-06
4.Mount Rainier1644392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1982-09
5.Mount Shasta704317USA-CA2976Cascade Range1986-05
6.Mount Whitney524418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1986-07
7.Mount Baker553286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1997-08
7.Mount Shuksan342783USA-WA1344Cascade Range1997-08
9.Granite Peak223901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies2000-08
10.Mount McKinley316194USA-AK6144Alaska Range2001-06
11.Volcán Cotopaxi215897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes2013-08-12
 Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Elbert214399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Quandary Peak224348USA-CO337Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Longs Peak284345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Wheeler Peak214011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Saint Helens462540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington431917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 Snoqualmie Mountain181914USA-WA305Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington181907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Silver Peak251708USA-WA647Cascade Range 
 Katahdin191606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 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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