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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Jack Darr's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 25, or 36%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M
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Location Prom-M
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Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Shasta1484317USA-CA2982Cascade RangeUnknown
1.San Jacinto Peak323304USA-CA2548Central and Southern California RangesUnknown
1.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1909Central and Southern California RangesUnknown
4.Mount Whitney854419USA-CA3075Sierra Nevada1972-08-01
5.Mount Rainier3244392USA-WA4037Cascade Range1995-08-01
6.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2778Southern Rocky Mountains1996-07-01
7.Mount Washington681917USA-NH1880Northern U.S. Appalachians2004-10-05
8.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2005-10-02
9.Mount Hood1313426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2012-06-07
 Aconcagua396962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali566190USA-AK6150Alaska Range 
 Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Longs Peak474345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak393901USA-MT1463Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Adams723742USA-WA2486Cascade Range 
 Mount Baker1033286USA-WA2706Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak423219USA-WA2298Cascade Range 
 Mount Jefferson323199USA-OR1773Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart412870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan632783USA-WA1357Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1406Cascade Range 
 Mount Olympus312429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Silver Peak441708USA-WA660Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte441573USA-WA452Cascade Range 
 Mount Si501274USA-WA91Cascade 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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