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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Bill Davis's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 25, or 32%)

RankPeakAscentsB Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Washington771917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians4062 
2.Mount Whitney1064419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2607 
3.Mount Si561274USA-WA79Cascade Range2077 
4.Mount Rainier3714392USA-WA4037Cascade Range20391991-08-17
5.Mount Saint Helens1052540USA-WA1394Cascade Range17631993-06-19
6.Mount Adams853742USA-WA2474Cascade Range15491991-06-29
7.Mount Hood1583426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1458 
8.Mount Elbert424399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1408 
9.Mount Baker1253286USA-WA2686Cascade Range13021988-07-25
10.Mount Shasta1644317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1116 
11.Wheeler Peak364011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains778 
12.Longs Peak514345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains699 
13.Silver Peak481708USA-WA648Cascade Range663 
14.Glacier Peak523206USA-WA2285Cascade Range5901988-07-29
15.Guye Peak351575USA-WA161Cascade Range573 
16.McClellan Butte551573USA-WA440Cascade Range572 
17.Mount Stuart482870USA-WA1632Cascade Range5641991-08-17
18.Sahale Peak362646USA-WA24Cascade Range541Unknown
19.Mount Shuksan812783USA-WA1344Cascade Range5221993-01-16
20.Mont Blanc424810France/Italy4697Western Alps271 
21.Granite Peak443901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies268 
22.Denali606190USA-AK6140Alaska Range214 
23.Aconcagua456962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes179 
24.Mount Jefferson373199USA-OR1761Cascade Range166 
25.Volcán Cotopaxi355897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes152 

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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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