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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
16.Aconcagua386962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
25.Volcán Cotopaxi295897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
18.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
23.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
9.Denali546190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
6.Mount Whitney804419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2009-06-29
2.Mount Shasta1364317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2012-05-27
24.San Jacinto Peak303304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges 
22.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges 
20.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2009-05-23
12.Longs Peak454345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
16.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-07-25
7.Mount Washington671917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-27
20.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-29
3.Mount Hood1223426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1975-06-07
1.Mount Rainier2994392USA-WA4026Cascade Range2001-07-17
8.Mount Adams643742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2013-07-14
4.Mount Baker953286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
15.Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2013-08-18
18.Mount Stuart372870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2013-08-31
10.Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2016-07-31
5.Mount Saint Helens882540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2010-05-09
13.Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
14.McClellan Butte411573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
11.Mount Si491274USA-WA79Cascade Range2013-06-30

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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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