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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Vic Hanson

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 Vic Hanson'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
2006-03-11TRPikes Peak1411011500 USA-CO5510 
2006-11-11 Nevado Solimana1999018501 Peru  
2007-08-22TRNevado Solimana19990192672Peru  
2007-09-17TRNevado Solimana19990192003Peru  
2007-12-06TRNevado Ampato2063020000 Peru65522008-07-23230 Days Later
2009-02-18TRPikes Peak14110110002USA-CO5510 
2009-05-06TRNevado Firua1803817900 Peru 2009-06-0429 Days Later
2012-03-21TRQuien Sabe Peak48844600 USA-AZ9642012-03-232 Days Later
2013-03-06TREagletail Peak33003024 USA-AZ1880 
2014-06-12TRMount Langley1402613089 USA-CA11652013-06-12Already Climbed
2014-09-15 Mount Daniel79607644 USA-WA3480 
2014-09-27TRMount Washington62554969 USA-WA2615 



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