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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Kirk Mallory's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (12 out of 25, or 48%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M
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Location Prom-M
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Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2778Southern Rocky Mountains1997-09-13
2.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1998-07-25
3.Longs Peak464345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1999-09-18
4.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2000-02-22
5.Mount Shasta1434317USA-CA2982Cascade Range2000-05-29
6.Mount Whitney814419USA-CA3075Sierra Nevada2001-08-15
7.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1463Greater Yellowstone Rockies2006-08-23
8.Mount Rainier3104392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2007-06-14
9.Mount Washington681917USA-NH1880Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-09-20
10.Mount Hood1273426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2011-06-07
11.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1909Central and Southern California Ranges2013-09-01
12.San Jacinto Peak323304USA-CA2548Central and Southern California Ranges2013-09-04
 Aconcagua396962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali566190USA-AK6150Alaska Range 
 Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Adams683742USA-WA2486Cascade Range 
 Mount Baker993286USA-WA2706Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak403219USA-WA2298Cascade Range 
 Mount Jefferson303199USA-OR1773Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart392870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan582783USA-WA1357Cascade Range 
 Mount Saint Helens912540USA-WA1406Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak441708USA-WA660Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte431573USA-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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