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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Chris Gilsdorf

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 Chris Gilsdorf'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
2013-07-07 Snowshoe Peak87387500 USA-MT54182018-08-125 Years, 36 Days Later
2015-08-15 Washakie Needles1251811900 USA-WY13472021-08-216 Years, 6 Days Later
2015-12-29TRLebanon Mountain780520 USA-MS2802018-02-272 Years, 60 Days Later
2018-02-20TRHolston High Point42802600 USA-TN16002018-039 Days Later
2019-06-13 Mount Baker107816700 USA-WA8812 
2020-09-21TRBuzzard Roost31922480 USA-VA12722021-05-07228 Days Later
2020-10-02TRChestnut Knob26002100 USA-KY400 
2021-12-23TRGreenbrier Pinnacle Ridge48004200 USA-TN280 

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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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