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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Mark Smith

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 Mark Smith'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
2014-09-07TRMount Jefferson1049710250 USA-OR57772015-06-14280 Days Later
2015-07-29TRNorth Sister100859830 USA-OR27252015-08-2830 Days Later
2015-09-05TRWildcat Mountain44804000 USA-OR7602015-10-1742 Days Later
2015-09-06TRMoolack Mountain54852950 USA-OR1205 
2016-04-22 Juniper Butte39253900 USA-OR785 
2016-07-30TRNorth Sister100858785 USA-OR27252015-08-28Already Climbed
2016-08-17TRJack Mountain90667700 USA-WA4211 
2017-03-25TRBlack Butte63585900 USA-CA1958 
2017-06-24TRNorth Table Mountain-Northeast Summit65516480 USA-CO81 

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