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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Rachel West

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 Rachel West'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
2009TRVolcán Cotopaxi1934718500 Ecuador7887 
2013-01 Red Lake Peak100639800 USA-CA14632016-02-063 Years, 36 Days Later
2013-03 Castle Peak91039080 USA-CA1343 
2013-09TRMatthes Crest1091810880 USA-CA278 
2014-02 Castle Peak910390802USA-CA1343 
2014-07 Mount Price99759900 USA-CA5352014-10-18109 Days Later
2014-07-19 Round Top103819350 USA-CA25412016-08-212 Years, 33 Days Later
2014-07-19 Black Butte90319000 USA-CA151 
2015-06-20TRBlack Butte903190002USA-CA151 
2015-06-20TRThimble Peak98059795 USA-CA605 
2016-02-06TRStevens Peak100599750 USA-CA4992016-07-31176 Days Later
2016-07-15TRMount Ellinor59205800 USA-WA440 

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 = Peaks successfully climbed after unsuccessful attempt   = Unclimbed peaks  (Note: Unsuccessful attempts on previously climbed peaks are not shown)

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