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Unsuccessful Ascent List for David Willis

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 David Willis'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
2012-07-13TRCrown Mountain49344400 Canada-BC17032012-11-10120 Days Later
2012-08-11TRGolden Ears56305000 Canada-BC32871992-06Already Climbed
2012-09-08 Crown Mountain493440002Canada-BC17032012-11-1063 Days Later
2013-05-14TRMount Strachan47874700 Canada-BC12532012-06-10Already Climbed
2013-05-26TRBrandywine Mountain72606200 Canada-BC14042013-08-0470 Days Later
2013-06-02TRBrunswick Mountain58665249 Canada-BC42452012-05-26Already Climbed
2014-07-26TRSlalok Mountain87048600 Canada-BC10932016-07-241 Year, 364 Days Later
2014-08-23TRWelch Peak79407228 Canada-BC4659 
2015-04-05TRVantage Peak73337250 Canada-BC1296 
2015-05-03 Mount Seymour47544708 Canada-BC14862011-10-15Already Climbed
2015-06-07 Tricouni Peak69625085 Canada-BC8272015-08-0357 Days Later
2015-08-22TRIota Mountain61124954 Canada-BC141 
2016-05-21TRMount Webb71004856 Canada-BC833 
2016-05-23TRMount Burwell50563346 Canada-BC12112016-06-1624 Days Later
2016-06-25TRWedge Mountain94887550 Canada-BC7379 
2017-05-07 Mount Seymour47544567 Canada-BC14862011-10-15Already Climbed
2017-05-28TRUnnecessary North Peak50624662 Canada-BC 2017-07-1649 Days Later
2018-02-16TRMount Becher45603356 Canada-BC 2018-03-1729 Days Later
2019-01-12 Mount Becher45603609 Canada-BC 2018-03-17Already Climbed

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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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