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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing David Hart's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 25, or 68%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
19.Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2017-01-21
10.Denali476190USA-AK6140Alaska Range1992-05-15
13.Glacier Peak383206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2015-07-16
13.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
11.Longs Peak414345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains1987-07-05
15.McClellan Butte361573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
16.Mont Blanc354810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
8.Mount Adams593742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2014-07-18
4.Mount Baker913286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2015-07-14
19.Mount Elbert324399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1987-02-01
3.Mount Hood1173426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2014-05-16
23.Mount Jefferson293199USA-OR1761Cascade Range2016-07-16
1.Mount Rainier2794392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1992-05
5.Mount Saint Helens792540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
19.Mount San Antonio323068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-26
2.Mount Shasta1284317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2009-05-22
9.Mount Shuksan512783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
16.Mount Si351274USA-WA79Cascade Range 
16.Mount Stuart352870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2015-07-19
7.Mount Washington601917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-06-25
6.Mount Whitney784419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2008-05-10
24.Pico de Orizaba285636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2008-12-14
24.San Jacinto Peak283304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2015-04-25
12.Silver Peak391708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
19.Wheeler Peak324011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 

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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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