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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Dennis Poulin's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (18 out of 25, or 72%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Shasta1334317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1999-09-11
2.Mount Hood1193426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2003-06-14
3.Mount Whitney794419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2003-07-12
4.Mount Rainier2964392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2004-06-15
5.Mount Jefferson293199USA-OR1761Cascade Range2004-08-08
6.Mount Adams643742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2004-08-20
7.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2004-09-06
8.San Jacinto Peak293304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2005-02-03
9.Denali536190USA-AK6140Alaska Range2007-06-12
10.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2008-07-14
11.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2008-09-23
12.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2008-09-29
13.Silver Peak411708USA-WA648Cascade Range2009-08-12 b
14.Mount Baker953286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2010-07-16
15.Mount Washington651917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-10-11
16.Mount Saint Helens832540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2011-07-04
17.Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2012-09-07
18.Mount Stuart362870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2013-07-20
 Aconcagua366962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Longs Peak444345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte391573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si431274USA-WA79Cascade 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 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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