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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Walter Blume

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 Walter Blume'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
1972TRMount Conness1259012000 USA-CA2630 
1988-10TRMauna Kea1379613760 USA-HI13796 
2009-03-22TRClingmans Dome66435423 USA-TN/NC45032012-09-09 c3 Years, 171 Days Later
2011-07-04TRLassen Peak104578700 USA-CA52292015-07-274 Years, 23 Days Later
2012-07-03TRGannett Peak1380413420 USA-WY7076 

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