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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Eric Willhite's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 25, or 68%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska RangeUnknown
1.Mount Whitney684419USA-CA3072Sierra NevadaUnknown
1.Mount Elbert304399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
1.Mount Rainier2394392USA-WA4026Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Shasta1054317USA-CA2975Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Wheeler Peak284011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
1.Mount Adams483742USA-WA2474Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Hood943426USA-OR2349Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Baker803286USA-WA2686Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Stuart322870USA-WA1632Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Shuksan452783USA-WA1344Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Saint Helens602540USA-WA1394Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Washington501917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. AppalachiansUnknown
1.Mount Washington261907USA-WA797Northwest U.S. Coast RangesUnknown
1.Silver Peak361708USA-WA648Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Si311274USA-WA79Cascade RangeUnknown
 Aconcagua316962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Pico de Orizaba265636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc334810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak353901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 North Sister253074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte311573USA-WA440Cascade 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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