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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
1.Aconcagua396962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
2.Denali566190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
3.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
4.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
5.Mount Rainier3164392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2001-07-17
6.Mount Whitney814419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2009-06-29
7.Mount Shasta1454317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2012-05-27
8.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2009-05-23
9.Mount Baker993286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
10.San Jacinto Peak323304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges 
11.Mount Adams703742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2013-07-14
12.Mount Hood1283426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1975-06-07
13.Glacier Peak423206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2013-08-18
14.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges 
15.Mount Washington681917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2009-07-27
16.Mount Jefferson323199USA-OR1761Cascade Range 
17.Mount Stuart402870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2013-08-31
18.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2012-07-25
19.Mount Saint Helens922540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2010-05-09
20.Mount Shuksan622783USA-WA1344Cascade Range2016-07-31
21.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-29
22.Longs Peak454345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
23.Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
24.McClellan Butte441573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
25.Mount Si511274USA-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 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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