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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Ira Rushwald

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 Ira Rushwald'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
2003-08TRMount Shuksan91318800 USA-WA44112012-09-089 Years, 38 Days Later
2004-02 Pinnacle Peak65626300 USA-WA562 
2005-06TRMount Stuart94157640 USA-WA53542008-083 Years, 61 Days Later
2008-10 Mount Index59915100 USA-WA2991 
2009-06 Mount Rainier1441112000 USA-WA13210 
2011-01TRMcClellan Butte51625000 USA-WA14422011-09243 Days Later
2011-12 Lane Peak60125950 USA-WA332 
2012-01TRBryant Peak58015700 USA-WA3212006-05Already Climbed
2012-02-08 McClellan Butte51625000 USA-WA14422011-09Already Climbed



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