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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Samantha Sheehy

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 Samantha Sheehy'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
1997 07TRMount Hancock44002800 USA-NH12002000-06 a3 Years, 152 Days Later
2004-07-10TRMount Madison53664800 USA-NH4662004-08-0627 Days Later
2008-06-11 Mount Whitney1449812600 USA-CA10078 
2011-06-11 Mount Shasta1416212500 USA-CA9762 

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