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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Jason Potkay's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 25, or 20%)

RankPeakCount Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier4784392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2013-07-13 a
2.Mount Hood1913426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2016-05-18
3.Mount Shasta1874317USA-CA2975Cascade Range 
4.Mount Baker1693286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2019-07-16
5.Mount Saint Helens1372540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
6.Mount Whitney1364419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada 
7.Mount Adams1163742USA-WA2474Cascade Range 
8.Mount Shuksan1072783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
9.Mount Washington901917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2014-05-20 d
10.Denali796190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
11.Mount Si721274USA-WA79Cascade Range 
12.McClellan Butte691573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
13.Glacier Peak653206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
14.Mount Stuart632870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
15.Silver Peak611708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
16.Longs Peak604345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
17.Aconcagua546962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
18.Granite Peak533901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
19.Mont Blanc524810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
20.Guye Peak501575USA-WA161Cascade Range 
21.Mount Olympus492429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
22.Sahale Peak482646USA-WA24Cascade Range 
23.Mount Elbert474399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains 
24.Pico de Orizaba465636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2018-01-27
24.San Jacinto Peak463304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges 

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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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