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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Darren Knezek's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 25, or 36%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-Ft Location Prom-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Wheeler Peak3413,161USA-NM3409Southern Rocky Mountains1983-08-25
2.Mount Hood12011,239USA-OR7706Cascade Range2011-07-20
3.Mount Elbert3414,433USA-CO9073Southern Rocky Mountains2011-08-20
4.Granite Peak3812,799USA-MT4759Greater Yellowstone Rockies2011-09-24
5.Denali5420,310USA-AK20,146Alaska Range2012-05-20
6.Mount Shasta13514,162USA-CA9762Cascade Range2013-06-08
7.Pico de Orizaba3118,491Mexico-Pue/Ver16,148Cordillera Neovolcanica2013-12-11
8.Mount Whitney7914,498USA-CA10,078Sierra Nevada2014-04-12
9.Mount Rainier29714,411USA-WA13,210Cascade Range2014-07-13
 Aconcagua3822,841Argentina22,841Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Mont Blanc3715,781France/Italy15,410Western Alps 
 Longs Peak4414,255USA-CO2940Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Mount Adams6412,276USA-WA8116Cascade Range 
 San Jacinto Peak2910,839USA-CA8319Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Baker9510,781USA-WA8812Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak4010,520USA-WA7498Cascade Range 
 Mount Jefferson2910,497USA-OR5777Cascade Range 
 Mount San Antonio3310,064USA-CA6224Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Stuart369415USA-WA5354Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan539131USA-WA4411Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens848333USA-WA4573Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington676288USA-NH6148Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 Silver Peak445605USA-WA2125Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte415162USA-WA1442Cascade Range 
 Mount Si444180USA-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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