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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Ryan Courtney

No one can call themselves an experienced mountaineer unless they have turned back unsuccessfully from some of their summit attempts. Climbing is a game of knowing when to press on and when to bail, and these choices can mean the difference between great success and needless death. It is a misnomer, of course, to call any trip into the mountains “unsuccessful” —these attempts are often richer experiences with far more opportunities for learning and growth.

The following table shows all of Ryan Courtney's unsuccessful attempts. If the peak was climbed later, then the successful ascent date is noted, and how much time elapsed since the attempt. The “Attempt” column will be 2, 3, or other higher numbers for peaks that have been unsuccessfully attempted more than once. Unsuccessful attempts of peaks that have already been climbed are also shown.

Ascent DateTrip ReportPeak or PointElev-ftReached-ftAttemptLocationProm-ftSuccess DateTime Elapsed
2011-07-16TRBlake Island High Point213213 USA-WA213 
2011-10-23TRBig Tip2840650 USA-OR1640 
2011-12-04 hTRKelly Butte593500 USA-OR3232012-02-05 a63 Days Later
2012-01-11TRPico de Orizaba1849114700 Mexico-Pue/Ver16148 
2012-01-13 bTRVolcán Iztaccíhuatl1712617006 Mexico-Pue/Mex5052 
2012-06-10 Mount Hood1123910150 USA-OR77062013-06-161 Year, 6 Days Later
2013-01-06TRBush Mountain500350 USA-WA335 
2014-01-07TRBeacon Hill358355 USA-WA258 



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