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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Rob Woodall'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.Volcán Cotopaxi3119,347Ecuador7887Ecuador Andes2008-12-14
2.Mont Blanc3715,781France/Italy15,410Western Alps2010-06-26
3.Glacier Peak4310,520USA-WA7498Cascade Range2010-08-11
4.Mount Jefferson3510,497USA-OR5777Cascade Range2010-08-20
5.Mount Stuart429415USA-WA5354Cascade Range2010-08-27
6.Aconcagua4022,841Argentina22,841Central Argentina-Chile Andes2011-01-20
7.Mount Elbert3514,433USA-CO9073Southern Rocky Mountains2012-07-22 a
8.Longs Peak4914,255USA-CO2940Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-15
9.Mount Baker10510,781USA-WA8812Cascade Range2013-07-24
10.Mount Rainier32814,411USA-WA13,246Cascade Range2013-07-28
11.Mount Adams7312,276USA-WA8116Cascade Range2013-07-30
12.Mount Shasta14914,162USA-CA9762Cascade Range2013-08-01
13.San Jacinto Peak3310,839USA-CA8319Central and Southern California Ranges2014-06-19
14.Mount San Antonio3310,064USA-CA6224Central and Southern California Ranges2014-06-20 f
15.Mount Whitney8714,498USA-CA10,078Sierra Nevada2014-06-26 b
16.Mount Hood13311,239USA-OR7706Cascade Range2014-07-02 a
17.Mount Saint Helens928333USA-WA4573Cascade Range2014-07-02 c
 Denali5720,310USA-AK20,146Alaska Range 
 Wheeler Peak3513,161USA-NM3409Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak3912,799USA-MT4759Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Shuksan639131USA-WA4411Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington726288USA-NH6148Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 Silver Peak445605USA-WA2125Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte475162USA-WA1442Cascade Range 
 Mount Si514180USA-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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