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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Darren Knezek's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 25, or 36%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-Ft Location Prom-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Aconcagua4022,841Argentina22,841Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
2.Denali5720,310USA-AK20,146Alaska Range2012-05-20
3.Pico de Orizaba3218,491Mexico-Pue/Ver16,148Cordillera Neovolcanica2013-12-11
4.Mont Blanc3815,781France/Italy15,410Western Alps 
5.Mount Whitney9214,498USA-CA10,078Sierra Nevada2014-04-12
6.Mount Elbert3514,433USA-CO9073Southern Rocky Mountains2011-08-20
7.Mount Rainier33114,411USA-WA13,246Cascade Range2014-07-13
8.Longs Peak4914,255USA-CO2940Southern Rocky Mountains 
9.Mount Shasta15014,162USA-CA9762Cascade Range2013-06-08
10.Wheeler Peak3513,161USA-NM3409Southern Rocky Mountains1983-08-25
11.Granite Peak4012,799USA-MT4759Greater Yellowstone Rockies2011-09-24
12.Mount Adams7312,276USA-WA8116Cascade Range 
13.Mount Hood13511,239USA-OR7706Cascade Range2011-07-20
14.San Jacinto Peak3310,839USA-CA8319Central and Southern California Ranges 
15.Mount Baker10510,781USA-WA8812Cascade Range 
16.Glacier Peak4310,520USA-WA7498Cascade Range 
17.Mount Jefferson3510,497USA-OR5777Cascade Range 
18.Mount San Antonio3310,064USA-CA6224Central and Southern California Ranges 
19.Mount Stuart429415USA-WA5354Cascade Range 
20.Mount Shuksan639131USA-WA4411Cascade Range 
21.Mount Saint Helens938333USA-WA4573Cascade Range 
22.Mount Washington736288USA-NH6148Northern U.S. Appalachians 
23.Silver Peak445605USA-WA2125Cascade Range 
24.McClellan Butte485162USA-WA1442Cascade Range 
25.Mount Si524180USA-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 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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