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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Doug Wilson

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 Doug Wilson'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
1981-06-28 Mount Baker107817000 USA-WA88121984-08-053 Years, 38 Days Later
1981-08-16 b Mount Olympus79697880 USA-WA78381989-08-067 Years, 355 Days Later
1981-09-27 Mount Rainier1441110100 USA-WA132461980-06-22 BAlready Climbed
1982-08-15 North Sister100856500 USA-OR27251987-08-235 Years, 8 Days Later
1983-07-10 Mount Adams122768000 USA-WA81161981-07-19 bAlready Climbed
1983-07-24 Mount Shasta1416210100 USA-CA97621989-07-095 Years, 350 Days Later
1985-05-12 Mount Hood112397000 USA-OR77061980-05-18 bAlready Climbed
1985-05-25 Mount Rainier144118500 USA-WA132461980-06-22 BAlready Climbed
1986-05-11 Mount Hood112399000 USA-OR77061980-05-18 bAlready Climbed
1986-05-24 Mount Rainier144118500 USA-WA132461980-06-22 BAlready Climbed
1987-09-06 Mount Olympus796976002USA-WA78381989-08-061 Year, 334 Days Later
1989-07-30 Glacier Peak105206500 USA-WA74981990-08-191 Year, 20 Days Later
1990-06-03 Mount Hood112399000 USA-OR77061980-05-18 bAlready Climbed
1990-06-10 Mount Rainier1441110100 USA-WA132461980-06-22 BAlready Climbed
1991-06-02 Mount Hood112399000 USA-OR77061980-05-18 bAlready Climbed
1992-09-27 Ingalls Peak76627000 USA-WA12221995-09-242 Years, 362 Days Later
1993-07-11 Broken Top91757000 USA-OR21751989-10-01Already Climbed
1995-06-18 Mount Washington62555000 USA-WA26152003-06-017 Years, 348 Days Later
1995-07-27 Eldorado Peak88685000 USA-WA2188 
1995-08-20 Mount Shuksan91316000 USA-WA44111989-07-16Already Climbed
1999-05-24 Karakuni-dake55774500 Japan44721999-05-251 Day Later
1999-09-14 Hotaka-dake104665315 Japan75622012-09-2713 Years, 13 Days Later
2000-07-23 Mount Washington625558002USA-WA26152003-06-012 Years, 313 Days Later
2000-08-26 Mount Shuksan91315600 USA-WA44111989-07-16Already Climbed
2001-01-01 Mount Hood112399000 USA-OR77061980-05-18 bAlready Climbed
2001-09-30 Mount Washington625555003USA-WA26152003-06-011 Year, 244 Days Later
2002-08-02 Mount Stuart94158700 USA-WA53541990-09-16 bAlready Climbed
2003-08-26 Mount Shuksan91318500 USA-WA44111989-07-16Already Climbed
2004-06-01 Mount Hood1123910000 USA-OR77061980-05-18 bAlready Climbed
2004-08-07 Mount Stuart94156200 USA-WA53541990-09-16 bAlready Climbed
2006-07-18 Mount Jefferson104976000 USA-OR57771988-07-17Already Climbed
2014-07-27 Mount Stuart94158000 USA-WA53541990-09-16 bAlready Climbed
2014-10-10 Minako-yama31892953 Japan1211 
2015-08-11 Mount Russell1408813700 USA-CA10962018-08-223 Years, 11 Days Later
2015-08-28 South Sister103586155 USA-OR55881982-08-22Already Climbed
2015-09-15 Middle Palisade1401210400 USA-CA10862018-08-262 Years, 345 Days Later
2016-06-15 Plummer Peak63705600 USA-WA4101984-07-15 aAlready Climbed
2016-07-19 b South Slide Mountain66206400 USA-WA6602016-08-25 b37 Days Later
2018-05-22 Third Mother Mountain58044000 USA-WA2442021-06-043 Years, 13 Days Later

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