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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Schmidt Altitude

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 Schmidt Altitude'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
2007-06-10 Jefferson Ridge38893850 USA-WA849 
2009-02-14TRHelen Buttes-Southwest Butte54005300 USA-WA280 
2009-03-07 Bearscout Peak52004400 USA-WA6802009-08-16162 Days Later
2009-04-04 Oakes Peak56815000 USA-WA881 
2009-04-18 Ruby Mountain74086315 USA-WA3888 
2009-06-06 Mount Sefrit71916900 USA-WA1591 
2014-05-15 Denny Mountain55205400 USA-WA2402009-08-25Already Climbed



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