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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
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Location Prom-M
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Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
17.Aconcagua396962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
10.Denali576190USA-AK6150Alaska Range 
15.Glacier Peak423219USA-WA2298Cascade Range2010-06-25
17.Granite Peak393901USA-MT1463Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
12.Longs Peak484345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
13.McClellan Butte471573USA-WA452Cascade Range2004-09-15
19.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
7.Mount Adams723742USA-WA2486Cascade Range2013-07-13
4.Mount Baker1053286USA-WA2706Cascade Range2004-07-10
21.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2778Southern Rocky Mountains 
3.Mount Hood1323426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2017-05-20
20.Mount Jefferson353199USA-OR1773Cascade Range 
1.Mount Rainier3264392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2005-05-30
5.Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1406Cascade Range2018-05-04
23.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1909Central and Southern California Ranges 
2.Mount Shasta1484317USA-CA2982Cascade Range 
9.Mount Shuksan632783USA-WA1357Cascade Range2013-07-28
11.Mount Si521274USA-WA91Cascade Range2008-05-13
16.Mount Stuart412870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
8.Mount Washington691917USA-NH1880Northern U.S. Appalachians2011-07-03
6.Mount Whitney854419USA-CA3075Sierra Nevada 
23.San Jacinto Peak333304USA-CA2548Central and Southern California Ranges 
14.Silver Peak441708USA-WA660Cascade Range2008-09-06
25.Volcán Cotopaxi315897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
21.Wheeler Peak344011USA-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 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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