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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Ardel Frick's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (14 out of 25, or 56%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M
(Avg)
Location Prom-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Hood1193426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1975-06-07
2.Mount Rainier2944392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2001-07-17
3.Mount Elbert334399USA-CO2772Southern Rocky Mountains2009-05-23
4.Mount Whitney774419USA-CA3073Sierra Nevada2009-06-29
5.Mount Washington611917USA-NH1877Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-27
6.Mount Saint Helens822540USA-WA1400Cascade Range2010-05-09
7.Mount Shasta1324317USA-CA2979Cascade Range2012-05-27
8.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1457Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-07-25
9.Wheeler Peak334011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-29
10.Mount Si401274USA-WA85Cascade Range2013-06-30
11.Mount Adams623742USA-WA2480Cascade Range2013-07-14
12.Glacier Peak403213USA-WA2291Cascade Range2013-08-18
13.Mount Stuart362870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2013-08-31
14.Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1351Cascade Range2016-07-31
 Aconcagua336962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali496190USA-AK6145Alaska Range 
 Pico de Orizaba295636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Longs Peak414345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 San Jacinto Peak293304USA-CA2542Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Baker953286USA-WA2696Cascade Range 
 Mount Jefferson293199USA-OR1767Cascade Range 
 Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1903Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Silver Peak411708USA-WA654Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte381573USA-WA446Cascade 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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