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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Bob Burd

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 Bob Burd'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
1993-07-11TRRagged Peak33263292 USA-CA1322001-08-038 Years, 23 Days Later
2001-08-06TRClyde Minaret37383414 USA-CA3512002-08-191 Year, 13 Days Later
2001-08-10TRMiddle Palisade42713536 USA-CA3312002-08-221 Year, 12 Days Later
2002-06-15TRMount Williamson43813810 USA-CA5012002-07-0924 Days Later
2003-09-30TRMichael Minaret37363658 USA-CA1062006-08-052 Years, 309 Days Later
2003-11-01TRGray Peak35272530 USA-CA1752005-08-031 Year, 275 Days Later
2006-01-14TRHawkins Peak30552743 USA-CA6532008-06-302 Years, 168 Days Later
2006-06-04TRMount Washington23762012 USA-OR7782006-06-073 Days Later
2007-12-19TRKikoo454244 USA-HI51 
2009-02-02TRMount Mildred25602438 USA-CA972009-03-2046 Days Later
2009-07-01TRHollister Peak429335 USA-CA326 
2009-07-29TRSanta Ana Mountain949504 USA-CA1622009-09-0639 Days Later
2010-12-28TRMount Gower946914 USA-CA1322011-12-24361 Days Later
2011-12-08TRPoverty Ridge10121006 USA-CA3232013-03-181 Year, 100 Days Later
2012-04-29TRTwin Peaks North817457 USA-CA2262012-05-078 Days Later



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