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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Andy Boos's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 25, or 84%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M
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Location Prom-M
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Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier3324392USA-WA4037Cascade Range1991-06-23
2.Mount Shasta1504317USA-CA2982Cascade Range1991-07-08
3.Mount Hood1403426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1990-06-17
4.Mount Baker1053286USA-WA2706Cascade Range1989-05-22
5.Mount Whitney934419USA-CA3075Sierra Nevada2001-09-07
5.Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1406Cascade Range1988-05-08
7.Mount Washington751917USA-NH1880Northern U.S. Appalachians2016-05-12
8.Mount Adams733742USA-WA2486Cascade Range1988-07-09
9.Mount Shuksan642783USA-WA1357Cascade Range1989-07-09
10.Denali576190USA-AK6150Alaska Range 
11.Mount Si521274USA-WA91Cascade Range1987-05-07
12.Longs Peak494345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2016-07-28
13.McClellan Butte481573USA-WA452Cascade Range1986-09-01
14.Silver Peak441708USA-WA660Cascade Range1989-11-18
15.Glacier Peak433219USA-WA2298Cascade Range1990-07-21
15.Mount Stuart432870USA-WA1632Cascade Range1990-09-26
17.Granite Peak413901USA-MT1463Greater Yellowstone Rockies1995-08-07
18.Aconcagua406962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
19.Mont Blanc384810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
20.Mount Elbert354399USA-CO2778Southern Rocky Mountains2005-06-02
20.Wheeler Peak354011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2008-04-30
20.Mount Jefferson353199USA-OR1773Cascade Range2018-07-10
23.Pico de Orizaba335636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
23.San Jacinto Peak333304USA-CA2548Central and Southern California Ranges2008-11-08
23.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1909Central and Southern California Ranges2008-11-09

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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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