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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Ira Rushwald

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 Ira Rushwald'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-mReached-mAttemptLocationProm-mSuccess DateTime Elapsed
2003-08TRMount Shuksan27832682 USA-WA13442012-09-089 Years, 38 Days Later
2004-02 Pinnacle Peak20001920 USA-WA171 
2005-06TRMount Stuart28702329 USA-WA16322008-083 Years, 61 Days Later
2008-10 Mount Index18261554 USA-WA912 
2009-06 Mount Rainier43923658 USA-WA40372015-08-026 Years, 62 Days Later
2011-01TRMcClellan Butte15731524 USA-WA4402011-09243 Days Later
2011-12 Lane Peak18321814 USA-WA1012014-04-122 Years, 132 Days Later
2012-01TRBryant Peak17681737 USA-WA982006-05Already Climbed
2012-02-08 McClellan Butte15731524 USA-WA4402011-09Already Climbed
2015-02-23TRWhite Chuck Mountain21302002 USA-WA11552016-06-071 Year, 105 Days Later
2015-07-04 Mox Peaks25922377 USA-WA2762018-07-113 Years, 7 Days Later
2015-09-04 Eldorado Peak27032256 USA-WA6672011-07Already Climbed
2017-03-22 Lichtenberg Mountain17811676 USA-WA343 
2019-08-23 Johannesburg Mountain24992438 USA-WA475 

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