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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Sean Wylam

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 Sean Wylam'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
2009-01-24 Lake Peak1240912200 USA-NM13292008-07-19Already Climbed
2009-08-30 Mount Sneffels1415013600 USA-CO30302010-06-20294 Days Later
2010-04-10 Pikes Peak1411012600 USA-CO55102010-07-0182 Days Later
2010-04-18 Ladron Peak91438950 USA-NM383 



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