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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Robert Greene

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 Robert Greene'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
2003-08-23 Split Mountain1405812000 USA-CA15262006-08-062 Years, 348 Days Later
2003-10-25 North Dome75427000 USA-CA142 
2003-11-08 Three Sisters106129000 USA-CA1412 
2003-12-06 Mount Arvon19791750 USA-MI949 
2003-12-26 Volcán Iliniza-Pico Norte1683115000 Ecuador1083 
2003-12-28 Volcán Cotopaxi1934718500 Ecuador7887 
2003-12-31 Volcán Chimborazo2056116568 Ecuador13524 
2004-03-21 Alta Peak112047800 USA-CA1242004-07-31132 Days Later
2005-12-17 Snow Mountain70565000 USA-CA24962006-06-03168 Days Later
2006-01-23 Aconcagua2284116000 Argentina22841 
2007-08-05 Mount Ritter1314312000 USA-CA3957 

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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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