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Unsuccessful Ascent List for J Thornton

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 J Thornton'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
2009-06-25 Torreys Peak1426711000 USA-CO560 
2009-06-26TRKit Carson Mountain141659000 USA-CO1005 
2009-09-11TRCleaver Peak1177111600 USA-CA331 
2010-06 Pyramid Peak99839300 USA-CA2583 
2011-06-21TRRagged Peak109129400 USA-CA432 
2012-09-07TRLittle Lakes Peak1278211000 USA-CA342 
2013-06TRMount Lamarck North1346412600 USA-CA824 
2015-05-24TRMount Shasta1416212800 USA-CA9762 
2015-09-25TRMount Humphreys1398613151 USA-CA2563 
2017-08-13TRMount Langley1402611000 USA-CA1165 
2019-09-10TRTorreys Peak14267130002USA-CO560 
2020-12-29TRLa Mota Mountain50444800 USA-TX961 

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