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Unsuccessful Ascent List for John E Sarna

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 John E Sarna'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
1988-04-09TREagle Crag50775080 USA-CA77 
1989TRArc Dome1177311200 USA-NV5213 
1990-06-30 Matterhorn Peak1227910500 USA-CA15591992-08-092 Years, 40 Days Later
1992-09-27TRMount Abbot1370412400 USA-CA864 
1997-07-26TRMount Starr King90929000 USA-CA1012 
1999-05-29TRDesatoya Peak99739600 USA-NV3545 
2001-07-12TRGrays Peak1427012500 USA-CO2750 
2011-08-18TRNorth Peak1224211600 USA-CA682 
2012-08-06TRDixie Mountain83276100 USA-CA2407 
2012-08-10TRMount Pleasant71207067 USA-CA640 
2012-09-30TRBlack Buttes80287040 USA-CA7081985-08-11Already Climbed
2013-01-30TRLafayette Square378300 USA-CA132 
2013-02-28TRWaters Peak950860 USA-CA390 
2014-05-29TRMount Olympus24861370 USA-HI2862014-08-2790 Days Later
2014-06-18TRSoapstone Hill26252447 USA-CA145 
2014-06-22TRVisitacion Knob525450 USA-CA275 
2014-06-23TRCerro Cabrillo911895 USA-CA611 
2015-03-16TRMount Alexandra26442200 Australia-NSW  
2015-11-26TRMarys Peak40972700 USA-OR33572005-05-07Already Climbed
2016-08-21TRChamberlain Hill900800 USA-OR360 
2016-12-29TRCornell Mountain12701260 USA-OR693 
2017-02-12TRPetes Mountain839830 USA-OR689 
2017-02-18TRParrett Mountain12471230 USA-OR817 
2017-06-04TRSquak Mountain2024500 USA-WA1689 
2018-02-04TRPrice Peak19201380 USA-OR4632018-03-1236 Days Later

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