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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-M
Location Prom-M
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps2010-06-26
2.Glacier Peak423219USA-WA2298Cascade Range2010-08-11
3.Mount Jefferson323199USA-OR1773Cascade Range2010-08-20
4.Mount Stuart402870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2010-08-27
5.Aconcagua396962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2011-01-20
6.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2012-01-11
7.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2778Southern Rocky Mountains2012-07-22 a
8.Longs Peak454345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-15
9.Mount Baker1003286USA-WA2706Cascade Range2013-07-24
10.Mount Rainier3174392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2013-07-28
11.Mount Adams713742USA-WA2486Cascade Range2013-07-30
12.Mount Shasta1454317USA-CA2982Cascade Range2013-08-01
13.San Jacinto Peak323304USA-CA2548Central and Southern California Ranges2014-06-19
14.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1909Central and Southern California Ranges2014-06-20 f
15.Mount Whitney814419USA-CA3075Sierra Nevada2014-06-26 b
16.Mount Hood1283426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2014-07-02 a
17.Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1406Cascade Range2014-07-02 c
 Denali566190USA-AK6150Alaska Range 
 Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
 Granite Peak383901USA-MT1463Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Shuksan622783USA-WA1357Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington681917USA-NH1880Northern U.S. Appalachians 
 Silver Peak441708USA-WA660Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte441573USA-WA452Cascade Range 
 Mount Si511274USA-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 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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