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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Brad Boester

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 Brad Boester'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
2009-09-12TRDunderberg Peak1237410600 USA-CA13342010-09-10 a363 Days Later
2010-02-13TRParadise Peak86508100 USA-NV1650 
2012-03-09TRMount Limbo73126200 USA-NV2522012-03-2314 Days Later
2015-09-17 Longs Peak1425513100 USA-CO2940 
2016-09-16 Matterhorn Peak1227910500 USA-CA15592016-09-171 Day Later



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