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Unsuccessful Ascent List for John McHugh

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 John McHugh'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
2011-10-10TRSplit Rock Mountain1033919 USA-NY714 
2012-02-25 Bolton Mountain36802953 USA-VT1780 
2013-05-25 Haystack Mountain28741969 USA-NY2822011-09-04Already Climbed
2013-09-03 Teutonia Peak57555676 USA-CA719 
2014-05-24 Mont-Gorille18501739 Canada-QC873 
2015-02-22TRBolton Mountain368033462USA-VT1780 
2018-05-23 Beinn an Oir25751476 UK-Scotland2575 

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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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