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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-M
Location Prom-M
Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
17.Aconcagua406962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
10.Denali576190USA-AK6145Alaska Range 
15.Glacier Peak433213USA-WA2291Cascade Range2010-06-25
17.Granite Peak403901USA-MT1457Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
12.Longs Peak494345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
13.McClellan Butte481573USA-WA446Cascade Range2004-09-15
19.Mont Blanc384810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
7.Mount Adams733742USA-WA2480Cascade Range2013-07-13
4.Mount Baker1053286USA-WA2696Cascade Range2004-07-10
20.Mount Elbert354399USA-CO2772Southern Rocky Mountains 
3.Mount Hood1353426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2017-05-20
20.Mount Jefferson353199USA-OR1767Cascade Range 
1.Mount Rainier3304392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2005-05-30
5.Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1400Cascade Range2018-05-04
23.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1903Central and Southern California Ranges 
2.Mount Shasta1504317USA-CA2979Cascade Range 
9.Mount Shuksan632783USA-WA1351Cascade Range2013-07-28
11.Mount Si511274USA-WA85Cascade Range2008-05-13
16.Mount Stuart422870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
7.Mount Washington731917USA-NH1877Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-07-03
6.Mount Whitney924419USA-CA3073Sierra Nevada 
23.San Jacinto Peak333304USA-CA2542Central and Southern California Ranges 
14.Silver Peak441708USA-WA654Cascade Range2008-09-06
25.Volcán Cotopaxi315897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
20.Wheeler Peak354011USA-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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