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Unsuccessful Ascent List for jeff branin

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 jeff branin'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
2012-07-06TRBluff Mountain51004730 USA-NC1620 
2013-07-01TRRich Mountain47824000 USA-NC7822014-06-30364 Days Later
2014-07-02TRBeech Mountain54805400 USA-NC1440 
2015-05-23TRDoe Mountain38892700 USA-TN1249 
2015-07-25TRPocket Ridge32203180 USA-VA6602017-07-302 Years, 5 Days Later
2015-07-26TRRichwood Knob32111600 USA-VA14712018-07-273 Years, 1 Day Later
2016-02-23 Gibraltar Rock21722150 USA-NV 2019-11-113 Years, 261 Days Later
2019-05-03TRBlack Mountain925915 USA-NC  
2019-11-12 Mount Kinesava72856600 USA-UT685 
2021-07-22TRPoor Mountain39283800 USA-VA1448 
2021-07-23TRSugarloaf 30292900 USA-VA  

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