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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Tab Wilkins's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (11 out of 25, or 44%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-Ft Location Prom-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
17.Aconcagua4022,841Argentina22,841Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
10.Denali5720,310USA-AK20,146Alaska Range 
15.Glacier Peak4310,520USA-WA7498Cascade Range2010-06-25
17.Granite Peak4012,799USA-MT4759Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
12.Longs Peak4914,255USA-CO2940Southern Rocky Mountains 
13.McClellan Butte475162USA-WA1442Cascade Range2004-09-15
19.Mont Blanc3715,781France/Italy15,410Western Alps 
7.Mount Adams7312,276USA-WA8116Cascade Range2013-07-13
4.Mount Baker10510,781USA-WA8812Cascade Range2004-07-10
20.Mount Elbert3514,433USA-CO9073Southern Rocky Mountains 
3.Mount Hood13311,239USA-OR7706Cascade Range2017-05-20
20.Mount Jefferson3510,497USA-OR5777Cascade Range 
1.Mount Rainier32814,411USA-WA13,246Cascade Range2005-05-30
5.Mount Saint Helens938333USA-WA4573Cascade Range2018-05-04
23.Mount San Antonio3310,064USA-CA6224Central and Southern California Ranges 
2.Mount Shasta14914,162USA-CA9762Cascade Range 
9.Mount Shuksan639131USA-WA4411Cascade Range2013-07-28
11.Mount Si514180USA-WA260Cascade Range2008-05-13
16.Mount Stuart429415USA-WA5354Cascade Range 
8.Mount Washington726288USA-NH6148Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-07-03
6.Mount Whitney8714,498USA-CA10,078Sierra Nevada 
23.San Jacinto Peak3310,839USA-CA8319Central and Southern California Ranges 
14.Silver Peak445605USA-WA2125Cascade Range2008-09-06
25.Volcán Cotopaxi3119,347Ecuador7887Ecuador Andes 
20.Wheeler Peak3513,161USA-NM3409Southern 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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