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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Austin D. Smith

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 Austin D. Smith'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
0000TRKlicker Mountain38803880 USA-WA320 
2011-07-15TRSouth Teton1251410082 USA-WY1074 
2013-06-08TRLarch Mountain40554000 USA-OR9752012-05-12Already Climbed
2014-02-16TRLarch Mountain4055155 USA-OR9752012-05-12Already Climbed
2014-08-09TREagle Rock45104444 USA-NE145 
2014-09-07TRMount Jefferson1049710250 USA-OR57772015-06-14280 Days Later
2015-07-29 North Sister100859830 USA-OR27252015-08-2830 Days Later
2015-09-06TRMoolack Mountain54852950 USA-OR1205 
2015-10-11TRWhitman Memorial Hill724712 USA-WA542017-01-281 Year, 109 Days Later
2016-01-30TRTrask Mountain34241960 USA-OR18242017-11-251 Year, 299 Days Later
2016-04-22TRJuniper Butte39253900 USA-OR7652020-07-124 Years, 81 Days Later
2016-06-29 aTRUpheaval Dome59245875 USA-UT204 
2016-06-30TRAbajo Peak113609500 USA-UT4550 
2016-07-30 aTRNorth Sister100858785 USA-OR27252015-08-28Already Climbed
2016-07-30 b Middle Sister100478800 USA-OR11272012-08-25Already Climbed
2016-07-30 c South Sister103588800 USA-OR55882013-08-17Already Climbed
2016-08-17TRJack Mountain90667666 USA-WA4211 
2016-08-27TRPikes Peak44854000 USA-OR6652018-04-071 Year, 223 Days Later
2016-09-21TRWhitman Memorial Hill7247122USA-WA542017-01-28129 Days Later
2016-10-16TRSaddle Mountain33313095 USA-OR2312016-11-1227 Days Later
2017-03-25 Black Butte63585900 USA-CA1958 
2017-06-17TRPeak 481648164000 USA-OR6562017-08-1256 Days Later
2017-11-04TRPikes Peak448539802USA-OR6652018-04-07154 Days Later
2018-04-14TROregon Butte63875750 USA-WA24072020-07-182 Years, 95 Days Later

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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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