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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 Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Hood1353426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1975-06-07
2.Mount Rainier3304392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2001-07-17
3.Mount Elbert354399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2009-05-23
4.Mount Whitney924419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2009-06-29
5.Mount Washington721917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-27
6.Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2010-05-09
7.Mount Shasta1504317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2012-05-27
8.Granite Peak403901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-07-25
9.Wheeler Peak354011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-29
10.Mount Si511274USA-WA79Cascade Range2013-06-30
11.Mount Adams733742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2013-07-14
12.Glacier Peak433206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2013-08-18
13.Mount Stuart422870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2013-08-31
14.Mount Shuksan632783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2016-07-31
 Aconcagua406962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali576190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Volcán Cotopaxi315897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
 Mont Blanc384810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Longs Peak494345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
 San Jacinto Peak333304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Mount Baker1053286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 Mount Jefferson353199USA-OR1761Cascade Range 
 Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges 
 Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte481573USA-WA440Cascade 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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