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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Andrew Rankine

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 Andrew Rankine'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
2004TRHumphreys Peak1263311500 USA-AZ60392009-09-195 Years, 261 Days Later
2010-06-26TRZugspitze97187710 Germany/Austria57282015-07-315 Years, 35 Days Later
2011-06-25TRRysy-Northwest Peak81997382 Poland/Slovakia302012-05-26336 Days Later
2011-07-15TRMount Ellinor59204750 USA-WA440 
2012-02-25TRNewman Peak44803500 USA-AZ25002016-01-183 Years, 327 Days Later
2012-05-28TRGerlachovský štít87076890 Slovakia7707 
2013-06-16TRPic de Coma Pedrosa96567369 Andorra1417 
2013-07-12TRMaja Kolata82846890 Montenegro/Albania1772014-07-02355 Days Later
2014-03-06TRAconcagua2284118045 Argentina22841 
2014-06-29TRDinara60074075 Croatia23882013-06-01Already Climbed
2015-06-05TRNegoiu83177054 Romania1240 
2015-08-07TRMont Blanc1578110390 France/Italy15410 

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