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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Andy Martin

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 Martin'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
1989-07TRWhite Hill17491247 Canada-NS1749 
1989-09TRIshpatina Ridge22741247 Canada-ON1293 
1990-06-23TROlympus95709400 Greece77202014-06-2023 Years, 362 Days Later
2004-03-13TRCerro La Sandía59064528 Mexico-BCN4528 
2005-10-15TRVishnu Temple75336600 USA-AZ1813 
2018-05-28TRMonte Sacro55945587 Italy2165 



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