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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing François Desaulniers'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 Washington761917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians38702010-09-05
2.Mount Whitney1034419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2514 
3.Mount Si551274USA-WA79Cascade Range2028 
4.Mount Rainier3634392USA-WA4037Cascade Range1983 
5.San Jacinto Peak343304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges1761 
6.Mount Saint Helens1042540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1702 
7.Mount Adams833742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1507 
8.Mount Hood1573426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1439 
9.Mount Elbert424399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1345 
10.Mount Baker1233286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1272 
11.Mount Shasta1634317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1085 
12.Wheeler Peak354011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains750 
13.Longs Peak494345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains667 
14.Silver Peak461708USA-WA648Cascade Range634 
15.Glacier Peak523206USA-WA2285Cascade Range566 
16.Guye Peak351575USA-WA161Cascade Range554 
17.Mount Stuart472870USA-WA1632Cascade Range547 
18.McClellan Butte521573USA-WA440Cascade Range545 
19.Mount Shuksan752783USA-WA1344Cascade Range509 
20.Mont Blanc414810France/Italy4697Western Alps262 
21.Granite Peak443901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies258 
22.Denali586190USA-AK6140Alaska Range206 
23.Aconcagua436962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes174 
24.Mount Jefferson363199USA-OR1761Cascade Range160 
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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