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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Michael Prowatzke's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (10 out of 25, or 40%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-Ft Location Prom-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
17.Aconcagua3922,841Argentina22,841Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
25.Volcán Cotopaxi3119,347Ecuador7887Ecuador Andes 
19.Mont Blanc3715,781France/Italy15,410Western Alps 
10.Denali5720,310USA-AK20,146Alaska Range 
6.Mount Whitney8514,498USA-CA10,078Sierra Nevada2000-08-14
2.Mount Shasta14914,162USA-CA9762Cascade Range2017-07-30
23.San Jacinto Peak3310,839USA-CA8319Central and Southern California Ranges2016-01-02
23.Mount San Antonio3310,064USA-CA6224Central and Southern California Ranges2016-11-17
21.Mount Elbert3414,433USA-CO9073Southern Rocky Mountains2008-08-17
12.Longs Peak4814,255USA-CO2940Southern Rocky Mountains2001-08-24
17.Granite Peak3912,799USA-MT4759Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
8.Mount Washington696288USA-NH6148Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-07-19
21.Wheeler Peak3413,161USA-NM3409Southern Rocky Mountains2012-09-06
3.Mount Hood13211,239USA-OR7706Cascade Range 
20.Mount Jefferson3510,497USA-OR5777Cascade Range 
1.Mount Rainier32614,411USA-WA13,246Cascade Range2011-08-13
7.Mount Adams7212,276USA-WA8116Cascade Range 
4.Mount Baker10510,781USA-WA8812Cascade Range 
15.Glacier Peak4210,520USA-WA7498Cascade Range 
16.Mount Stuart419415USA-WA5354Cascade Range 
9.Mount Shuksan639131USA-WA4411Cascade Range 
5.Mount Saint Helens938333USA-WA4573Cascade Range2018-06-06
14.Silver Peak445605USA-WA2125Cascade Range 
13.McClellan Butte475162USA-WA1442Cascade Range 
11.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 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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