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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Dave Dunham

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 Dave Dunham'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
1991-05-11TRMount Carrigain46804400 USA-NH22232007-09-0216 Years, 114 Days Later
2006-11-19TROwls Head40254010 USA-NH8252007-08-05259 Days Later
2007-11-30TRKaala40403000 USA-HI4040 
2010-06-12TRHigh Peak17001200 USA-VT9402010-07-1028 Days Later
2010-09-08TRCarrauntoohil34092880 Ireland3409 
2012-07-13TRKings Peak1352811888 USA-UT63482014-08-222 Years, 40 Days Later
2013-12-06TRGuadalupe Peak87496500 USA-TX30292013-12-06Same Day



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