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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Local Hawaii Girl's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 25, or 4%)

RankPeakAscentsB Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Washington771917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians39482014-07-14
2.Mount Whitney1044419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2554 
3.Mount Si561274USA-WA79Cascade Range2047 
4.Mount Rainier3684392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2014 
5.Mount Saint Helens1042540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1728 
6.Mount Adams853742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1528 
7.Mount Hood1583426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1447 
8.Mount Elbert424399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1384 
9.Mount Baker1243286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1284 
10.Mount Shasta1644317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1101 
11.Wheeler Peak354011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains762 
12.Longs Peak514345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains685 
13.Silver Peak471708USA-WA648Cascade Range645 
14.Glacier Peak523206USA-WA2285Cascade Range584 
15.Guye Peak351575USA-WA161Cascade Range566 
16.McClellan Butte531573USA-WA440Cascade Range560 
17.Mount Stuart472870USA-WA1632Cascade Range559 
18.Sahale Peak352646USA-WA24Cascade Range534 
19.Mount Shuksan812783USA-WA1344Cascade Range517 
20.Granite Peak443901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies266 
21.Mont Blanc424810France/Italy4697Western Alps265 
22.Denali596190USA-AK6140Alaska Range208 
23.Aconcagua436962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes175 
24.Mount Jefferson363199USA-OR1761Cascade Range164 
25.Volcán Cotopaxi355897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes145 

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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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