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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

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

RankPeakAscents Elev-Ft Location Prom-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Elbert3214,433USA-CO9073Southern Rocky Mountains1987-02-01
2.Longs Peak4114,255USA-CO2940Southern Rocky Mountains1987-07-05
3.Mount Rainier27914,411USA-WA13,210Cascade Range1992-05
4.Denali4720,310USA-AK20,146Alaska Range1992-05-15
5.Mount Whitney7814,498USA-CA10,078Sierra Nevada2008-05-10
6.Pico de Orizaba2818,491Mexico-Pue/Ver16,148Cordillera Neovolcanica2008-12-14
7.Mount Shasta12814,162USA-CA9762Cascade Range2009-05-22
8.Mount Hood11711,239USA-OR7706Cascade Range2014-05-16
9.Mount Adams5912,276USA-WA8116Cascade Range2014-07-18
10.San Jacinto Peak2810,839USA-CA8319Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-25
11.Mount San Antonio3210,064USA-CA6224Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-26
12.Mount Baker9110,781USA-WA8812Cascade Range2015-07-14
13.Glacier Peak3810,520USA-WA7498Cascade Range2015-07-16
14.Mount Stuart359415USA-WA5354Cascade Range2015-07-19
15.Mount Washington606288USA-NH6148Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-25
16.Mount Jefferson2910,497USA-OR5777Cascade Range2016-07-16
17.Aconcagua3222,841Argentina22,841Central Argentina-Chile Andes2017-01-21
 Mont Blanc3515,781France/Italy15,410Western Alps 
 Wheeler Peak3213,161USA-NM3409Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak3812,799USA-MT4759Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Shuksan519131USA-WA4411Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens798333USA-WA4573Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak395605USA-WA2125Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte365162USA-WA1442Cascade Range 
 Mount Si354180USA-WA260Cascade 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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