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Unsuccessful Ascent List for David Sanger

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 David Sanger'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
1988-07TRMount Conness1259011400 USA-CA2630 
1989-06TRMount Rainier1441111425 USA-WA13210 
1989-09 Mount Lyell1311412000 USA-CA1894 
1990-05TRMount Shasta1416210400 USA-CA97621989-05-07Already Climbed
1990-06TRMount Shasta1416212500 USA-CA97621989-05-07Already Climbed
1990-09TRNorth Palisade1424213300 USA-CA2894 
1991-01-09 Volcán Iztaccíhuatl1712615000 Mexico-Pue/Mex5052 
1991-07 Mount Rainier14411124052USA-WA13210 
1992-01-23 Volcán Chimborazo2056116800 Ecuador13524 
1992-03TRMount Shasta141627884 USA-CA97621989-05-07Already Climbed
1992-04-28TRMount Shasta1416210000 USA-CA97621989-05-07Already Climbed
1992-06-15 x5TRMount Shasta1416210500 USA-CA97621989-05-07Already Climbed
1992-07-04TRMatthes Crest1091810600 USA-CA278 
1992-09-27TRMount Dana1305711950 USA-CA24171987-09 bAlready Climbed
1993-05-02TRHuayna Potosí1997418250 Bolivia3898 
1993-05-11TRNevado Sajama2146318000 Bolivia7966 
2014-05-24TRRocky Ridge20242010 USA-CA12842014-06-25 a32 Days Later
2014-07-20TRPleasanton Ridge16291609 USA-CA3092014-10-0274 Days Later
2014-08-13TRCastle Rock32143182 USA-CA94 
2014-08-18TRKing Mountain780662 USA-CA3202014-11-1387 Days Later
2014-09-24TRPeak 138013801284 USA-CA9802014-10-017 Days Later
2014-11-04TRTaylor Mountain14061393 USA-CA0 
2014-11-06TRPeak 120912091044 USA-CA3192016-02-261 Year, 112 Days Later
2015-03-13TRSaint John Mountain67461600 USA-CA18262015-05-11 a59 Days Later
2015-05-19 d Browns Hill27882717 USA-CA4682017-02-18 c1 Year, 275 Days Later
2015-06-16TRSantiago Peak56873200 USA-CA43872016-03-31289 Days Later
2015-12-20 Copper Mountain26781380 USA-CA3982016-03-0980 Days Later
2016-03-26TRCedar Roughs23681898 USA-CA13282016-04-038 Days Later
2017-03-04TRNorth Butte18631817 USA-CA1063 
2017-03-25 bTRMcCray Mountain19401868 USA-CA460 
2017-09-18 dTREureka Hill23602304 USA-CA1000 



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