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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Richard Hensley

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 Richard Hensley'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
2006-07-03 Spruce Knob48614240 USA-WV2781 
2006-09-20TRMount Lindsey1404213700 USA-CO15222010-08-043 Years, 318 Days Later
2012-08-28TRTriple Divide Peak80207467 USA-MT180 
2013-04-22TRBald Butte34462770 USA-WA526 
2013-04-22TRSmoot Hill30222333 USA-WA482 
2013-04-22TRParadise Ridge37023151 USA-ID962 
2013-04-23TRLadow Butte32962671 USA-WA616 
2013-04-23TRStratton Butte32922700 USA-WA472 
2013-04-24TRGelbert Mountain34903470 USA-WA550 
2013-07-10TRStevens Peak68385650 USA-ID1676 
2013-07-16TRStevens Peak683866602USA-ID1676 
2013-07-16TRLatour Peak64085000 USA-ID2008 
2013-07-25TRMcClellan Butte51625080 USA-WA1442 
2013-08-06TRMount Sneffels1415014075 USA-CO30302013-08-071 Day Later
2014-06-07TRMitchell Point1178530 USA-OR198 
2014-07-04TRLone Pine Butte47203375 USA-WA1600 



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