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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Charles Baxter

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 Charles Baxter'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
1998-08TRMount Massive1442112500 USA-CO1941 
1998-08TRMount Massive1442113900 USA-CO1941 
1998-08 Mount Ouray1397112000 USA-CO2659 
1999-08TRMount Massive14421125003USA-CO1941 
2002-08 Humboldt Peak1406413500 USA-CO1184 
2003-08TRMount Maxwell1336012500 USA-CO280 



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