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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Carry Porter

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 Carry Porter'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
2009-06-27 Lane Peak60126500 USA-WA332 
2011-07-24TRMount Hood1123910600 USA-OR7706 
2011-09-04 Mount Fernow92497240 USA-WA2811 
2011-12-01TRMount Teneriffe47884500 USA-WA6282012-01-1343 Days Later
2012-01-22TRTusk O'Granite55664500 USA-WA4062012-03-0442 Days Later
2012-05-09TRGranite Mountain56294600 USA-WA11492011-08-17Already Climbed
2012-05-26TRDragontail Peak88408650 USA-WA17602003-05-17Already Climbed
2012-07-21TRCrater Mountain81285500 USA-WA19280000Already Climbed
2012-11-11TRMount Fremont73176500 USA-WA557 
2012-12-02TRDickerman Mountain57234000 USA-WA8032011-12-04Already Climbed
2014-04-19TRSouth Wedge Mountain68856185 USA-WA245 
2014-05-17TRMount Hood1123996002USA-OR7706 
2014-07-25 Mount Rainier1441112300 USA-WA132102001-06-17Already Climbed



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