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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 Elbert3414,433USA-CO9073Southern Rocky Mountains1987-02-01
2.Longs Peak4414,255USA-CO2940Southern Rocky Mountains1987-07-05
3.Mount Rainier29614,411USA-WA13,210Cascade Range1992-05-02
4.Denali5320,310USA-AK20,146Alaska Range1992-05-15
5.Mount Whitney7914,498USA-CA10,078Sierra Nevada2008-05-10
6.Pico de Orizaba3118,491Mexico-Pue/Ver16,148Cordillera Neovolcanica2008-12-14
7.Mount Shasta13314,162USA-CA9762Cascade Range2009-05-22
8.Mount Hood12011,239USA-OR7706Cascade Range2014-05-16
9.Mount Adams6412,276USA-WA8116Cascade Range2014-07-18
10.San Jacinto Peak2910,839USA-CA8319Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-25
11.Mount San Antonio3310,064USA-CA6224Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-26
12.Mount Baker9510,781USA-WA8812Cascade Range2015-07-14
13.Glacier Peak4010,520USA-WA7498Cascade Range2015-07-16
14.Mount Stuart369415USA-WA5354Cascade Range2015-07-19
15.Mount Washington656288USA-NH6148Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-25
16.Mount Jefferson2910,497USA-OR5777Cascade Range2016-07-16
17.Aconcagua3622,841Argentina22,841Central Argentina-Chile Andes2017-01-21
 Mont Blanc3715,781France/Italy15,410Western Alps 
 Wheeler Peak3413,161USA-NM3409Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak3812,799USA-MT4759Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Shuksan539131USA-WA4411Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens848333USA-WA4573Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak425605USA-WA2125Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte395162USA-WA1442Cascade Range 
 Mount Si434180USA-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 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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