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Unsuccessful Ascent List for John Stolk

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 John Stolk'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
1986-04-15TRTserko Ri1635215800 Nepal164 
1989-07-09 Mount Adams122769700 USA-WA81161990-09-161 Year, 69 Days Later
1989-07-16 Mount Baker107818700 USA-WA88121990-07-08357 Days Later
1989-08-20 Glacier Peak105208500 USA-WA74981988-06-23Already Climbed
1990-09-02 Mount Jefferson1049710000 USA-OR57772008-09-1118 Years, 9 Days Later
1990-11-12 Mount Stickney52805200 USA-WA1720 
1991-09-29 The Tooth56045400 USA-WA244 
1991-10-26 McClellan Butte51625100 USA-WA14421992-11-011 Year, 6 Days Later
1992-03-08 Silver Tip Peak61405950 USA-WA1300 
1992-05-10 Argonaut Peak84538000 USA-WA7331996-09-124 Years, 125 Days Later
1992-07-04 Mount Rainier144117000 USA-WA132101989-06-25Already Climbed
1993-03-07 Kendall Peak57845750 USA-WA3441993-11-06244 Days Later
1993-05-30 West Peak73657000 USA-WA1965 
1994-01-15 Eagle Rock56155000 USA-WA13751994-01-3015 Days Later
1994-07-03 Bonanza Peak95117000 USA-WA3711 
1994-07-16 Mount Skokomish64346000 USA-WA1154 
1995-02-04 Mount Stickney528052002USA-WA1720 
1995-06-03 Polemonium Peak1408014020 USA-CA160 
1995-06-25 Sloan Peak78357200 USA-WA3875 
1995-08-05 Mount Shuksan91316500 USA-WA44111996-09-101 Year, 36 Days Later
1995-09-02 Spectacle Buttes83927900 USA-WA1072 
1995-10-04 White Chuck Mountain69895800 USA-WA37891999-08-283 Years, 328 Days Later
1996-03-24 Trappers Peak59665560 USA-WA5661998-07-032 Years, 101 Days Later
1996-06 Mount McKinley2032017200 USA-AK20156 
1996-06-22 Merchant Peak61134890 USA-WA1153 
1996-09-19 Middle Teton1280412600 USA-WY1124 
1997-05-17 Mount Fricaba71396600 USA-WA539 
1997-10-05 Park Butte54405200 USA-WA5602009-08-2311 Years, 322 Days Later
1998-01-03 Iron Mountain52455200 USA-WA525 
1998-05-02 Luahna Peak84003000 USA-WA7201998-06-0635 Days Later
1999-07-09 North Palisade1424213200 USA-CA2894 
2000-02-05 Cleveland Mountain52804229 USA-WA6402011-12-2311 Years, 321 Days Later
2000-08-05 South Twin70005545 USA-WA35202007-09-097 Years, 35 Days Later
2002-06-02 Colchuck Peak87058200 USA-WA6651991-06-01Already Climbed
2002-07-13 Colonial Peak77717750 USA-WA1171 
2002-08-24 Mount Wow60404832 USA-WA21202002-10-0643 Days Later
2002-09-13 The Castle64406400 USA-WA200 
2003-04-18 Dog Mountain54084326 USA-WA7682003-05-1022 Days Later
2003-09-21 Mount Arriva82158180 USA-WA1215 
2004-07-18 Trapper Peak101579000 USA-MT35702008-07-163 Years, 364 Days Later
2005-01-29 Mission Peak68765500 USA-WA27962005-10-08252 Days Later
2005-02-13 Helen Buttes55604900 USA-WA20402007-08-282 Years, 196 Days Later
2005-02-26 Three A M Mountain71805900 USA-WA140 
2005-08-10 Big Chiwaukum80818000 USA-WA36812007-08-232 Years, 13 Days Later
2005-08-15 Mount Thielsen91829100 USA-OR33422008-10-153 Years, 61 Days Later
2005-08-27 Wedge Mountain94887621 Canada-BC73782009-07-103 Years, 317 Days Later
2005-10-16 Unicorn Peak69716600 USA-WA20912006-10-07356 Days Later
2006-04-29 Wheeler Peak1316113046 USA-NM34092006-05-012 Days Later
2006-06-08 Ibapah Peak120879669 USA-UT52472007-07-021 Year, 24 Days Later
2006-06-15 Mount Timpanogos117499400 USA-UT52692007-07-061 Year, 21 Days Later
2006-08-08 Illabot Peaks59445700 USA-WA28842008-09-232 Years, 46 Days Later
2008-04-19 New York Mountains High Point75337500 USA-CA3334 
2008-06-02 Mount Conness1259012300 USA-CA2630 
2008-08-30 Storm King Mountain47504200 USA-WA22302008-09-067 Days Later
2009-06-21 Castle Peak1426514000 USA-CO2345 
2010-07-30 Mount Nelson108699000 Canada-BC1715 
2011-08-27 Church Mountain63156280 USA-WA1115 
2013-01-05 The Eaglet38023700 USA-WA522 
2013-08-03 Lux Peak56505500 USA-WA450 
2013-08-10 North Gibson Peak45174360 USA-WA1437 



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