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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Chuck Powrie'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.Mount Hood923426USA-OR2349Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Shuksan452783USA-WA1344Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Saint Helens592540USA-WA1394Cascade RangeUnknown
1.McClellan Butte301573USA-WA440Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Si301274USA-WA79Cascade RangeUnknown
6.Mount Baker803286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1990-06
7.Glacier Peak353206USA-WA2285Cascade Range1993
7.Mount Stuart312870USA-WA1632Cascade Range1993
9.Mount Adams453742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1994-06
10.Mount Rainier2314392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1994-07
11.Silver Peak331708USA-WA648Cascade Range2001-04
 Aconcagua316962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Pico de Orizaba265636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc324810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Whitney674418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada 
 Mount Elbert304399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Longs Peak384345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Shasta1044317USA-CA2975Cascade Range 
 Wheeler Peak284011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak353901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 North Sister253074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
 Mount San Antonio253068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Washington501917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 

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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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