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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Andy Boos

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 Andy Boos'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
1992-10-25 Bandit Peak23242195 USA-WA398 
1994-01-16 Rock Mountain20852024 USA-WA1951990-04-01Already Climbed
2012-06-12 Mount Jefferson31993118 USA-OR17612018-07-106 Years, 28 Days Later
2013-11-23 Chinook Peak21042088 USA-WA1542015-05-261 Year, 184 Days Later
2020-12-07TRBald Hill225183 USA-WA206 
2021-05-22 Hinkhouse Peak23042292 USA-WA2322002-10-24Already Climbed

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