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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Paul Garry

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 Paul Garry'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
2006-05-26 Mount Rainier43924402 USA-WA40372010-07-314 Years, 66 Days Later
2008-01-03 Volcán Cotopaxi58975897 Ecuador2404 
2008-01-06 Volcán Chimborazo62676267 Ecuador4122 
2008-02-17 Mount Whitney44194267 USA-CA30722003-10-12Already Climbed
2009-05-09 North Palisade43414206 USA-CA8822007-09-16Already Climbed
2014-05-01 Mount Ararat51375000 Turkey3611 
2014-09-21 Starlight Peak43283810 USA-CA24 

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