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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Rick Hoadley

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 Rick Hoadley'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
2006-05-18 Volcán Barú1139811000 Panama4311 
2008-07-21 Mount Rainier1441112000 USA-WA13210 
2009-03-01 Duke of Kent48404150 USA-WA440 
2009-05-23 Naches Peak64526360 USA-WA692 
2009-06-13 Dragontail Peak88408300 USA-WA1760 
2009-09-27 Roche Miette75996900 Canada-AB  
2009-09-28 Pyramid Mountain90656500 Canada-AB2421 



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