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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Outside & Stuff

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 Outside & Stuff'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
2015-08-15TRGothic Peak62136000 USA-WA6932017-08-192 Years, 4 Days Later
2015-08-23TRPreacher Mountain59245400 USA-WA8442016-07-31343 Days Later
2016-03-07TRCerro A. Madsen56435085 Argentina  
2017-10-08TRHidden Lake Lookout68906600 USA-WA290 
2018-04-22 aTRLittle Kachess Peak51944884 USA-WA354 
2021-07-04TRMorpheus54325432 USA-WA552 
2021-09-03 b Floating Rock51745000 USA-WA654 

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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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