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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing David Hart's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (18 out of 25, or 72%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M
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Location Prom-M
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Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
17.Aconcagua396962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2017-01-21
25.Volcán Cotopaxi315897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes1989-12
19.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps2018-06-27
10.Denali576190USA-AK6150Alaska Range1992-05-15
6.Mount Whitney854419USA-CA3075Sierra Nevada2008-05-10
2.Mount Shasta1494317USA-CA2982Cascade Range2009-05-22
23.San Jacinto Peak333304USA-CA2548Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-25
23.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1909Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-26
20.Mount Elbert354399USA-CO2778Southern Rocky Mountains1987-02-01
12.Longs Peak494345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1987-07-05
17.Granite Peak393901USA-MT1463Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
8.Mount Washington701917USA-NH1880Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-25
22.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
3.Mount Hood1333426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2014-05-16
20.Mount Jefferson353199USA-OR1773Cascade Range2016-07-16
1.Mount Rainier3274392USA-WA4037Cascade Range1992-05-02
7.Mount Adams733742USA-WA2486Cascade Range2014-07-18
4.Mount Baker1053286USA-WA2706Cascade Range2015-07-14
15.Glacier Peak423219USA-WA2298Cascade Range2015-07-16
15.Mount Stuart422870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2015-07-19
9.Mount Shuksan632783USA-WA1357Cascade Range 
5.Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1406Cascade Range 
14.Silver Peak441708USA-WA660Cascade Range 
13.McClellan Butte471573USA-WA452Cascade Range 
11.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 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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