Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts
Showing Michael Prowatzke's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (10 out of 25, or 40%)
|Rank||Peak||Ascents|| Elev-Ft ||Location|| Prom-Ft ||Range (Level 3)||Ascent Date|
|1.||Mount Whitney||92||14,498||USA-CA||10,078||Sierra Nevada||2000-08-14|
|2.||Longs Peak||49||14,255||USA-CO||2940||Southern Rocky Mountains||2001-08-24|
|3.||Mount Washington||74||6288||USA-NH||6148||Northern U.S. Appalachians||2006-07-19|
|4.||Mount Elbert||35||14,433||USA-CO||9073||Southern Rocky Mountains||2008-08-17|
|5.||Mount Rainier||331||14,411||USA-WA||13,246||Cascade Range||2011-08-13|
|6.||Wheeler Peak||35||13,161||USA-NM||3409||Southern Rocky Mountains||2012-09-06|
|7.||San Jacinto Peak||33||10,839||USA-CA||8319||Central and Southern California Ranges||2016-01-02|
|8.||Mount San Antonio||33||10,064||USA-CA||6224||Central and Southern California Ranges||2016-11-17|
|9.||Mount Shasta||150||14,162||USA-CA||9762||Cascade Range||2017-07-30|
|10.||Mount Saint Helens||93||8333||USA-WA||4573||Cascade Range||2018-06-06|
| ||Aconcagua||40||22,841||Argentina||22,841||Central Argentina-Chile Andes|| |
| ||Denali||57||20,310||USA-AK||20,146||Alaska Range|| |
| ||Pico de Orizaba||33||18,491||Mexico-Pue/Ver||16,148||Cordillera Neovolcanica|| |
| ||Mont Blanc||38||15,781||France/Italy||15,410||Western Alps|| |
| ||Granite Peak||41||12,799||USA-MT||4759||Greater Yellowstone Rockies|| |
| ||Mount Adams||73||12,276||USA-WA||8116||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Mount Hood||139||11,239||USA-OR||7706||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Mount Baker||105||10,781||USA-WA||8812||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Glacier Peak||43||10,520||USA-WA||7498||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Mount Jefferson||35||10,497||USA-OR||5777||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Mount Stuart||43||9415||USA-WA||5354||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Mount Shuksan||63||9131||USA-WA||4411||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Silver Peak||44||5605||USA-WA||2125||Cascade Range|| |
| ||McClellan Butte||48||5162||USA-WA||1442||Cascade Range|| |
| ||Mount Si||53||4180||USA-WA||260||Cascade Range|| |
Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using Peakbagger.com.
Multiple Ascents Grid: Click here for a grid showing all of Michael Prowatzke's ascents of peaks on this list (including up to 10 rounds of repeats).
Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.
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.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
= Peaks climbed by Michael Prowatzke = Unclimbed peaksClick on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.
(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)
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