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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Bob Burd

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 Bob Burd'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
1993-07-11TRRagged Peak1091210800 USA-CA4321993-07-11Same Day
2001-08-06TRClyde Minaret1226411200 USA-CA11522001-08-06Same Day
2001-08-10TRMiddle Palisade1401211600 USA-CA10862001-08-10Same Day
2002-06-15TRMount Williamson1437312500 USA-CA16442002-06-15Same Day
2003-09-30TRMichael Minaret1225712000 USA-CA3482003-09-30Same Day
2003-11-01TRGray Peak115738300 USA-CA5732003-11-01Same Day
2006-01-14TRHawkins Peak100249000 USA-CA21442006-01-14Same Day
2006-06-04TRMount Washington77946600 USA-OR25542006-06-04Same Day
2007-12-19TRKikoo1488800 USA-HI1682007-12-19Same Day
2009-02-02TRMount Mildred83988000 USA-CA3182009-02-02Same Day
2009-07-01TRHollister Peak14091100 USA-CA10692009-07-01Same Day
2009-07-29TRSanta Ana Mountain31121653 USA-CA5322009-07-29Same Day
2010-12-28TRMount Gower31033000 USA-CA4332010-12-28Same Day
2011-12-08TRPoverty Ridge33203300 USA-CA10602011-12-08Same Day
2012-04-29TRTwin Peaks North26821500 USA-CA7422012-04-29Same Day
2015-01-12TRPeak 585058505849 USA-CA3702017-04-192 Years, 97 Days Later



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