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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Frederick Johnson

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 Frederick Johnson'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
1948-07-18TRNorth Palisade1424213900 USA-CA28941967-08-2419 Years, 37 Days Later
1948-08-13 Mount Rainier1441113000 USA-WA132101950-08-021 Year, 354 Days Later
1949-07-10TRNorth Palisade14242137002USA-CA28941967-08-2418 Years, 45 Days Later
1950-06-21 Mount Sneffels1415013000 USA-CO3030 
1952-09-02 Weisshorn1478314300 Switz3900 
1965-08-16 North Palisade14242131003USA-CA28941967-08-242 Years, 8 Days Later
1968-09 Mount Princeton1419713000 USA-CO2157 
1985-09-23 Kilimanjaro1934115000 Tanzania19308 
1986-02-21 Kilimanjaro19341165002Tanzania19308 
1987-01-27 Volcán Popocatépetl1771717000 Mexico-Mex/Mor/Pue9909 
1988-02-20 Volcán Popocatépetl17717147002Mexico-Mex/Mor/Pue9909 
1989-08-09 Mount Clarence King1286112500 USA-CA1149 
1991-06-18 Spanish Needle78417750 USA-CA881 
1991-08-07 Mount Clarence King12861128452USA-CA1149 
1991-08-28 Tower Peak1175511600 USA-CA21831992-09-271 Year, 30 Days Later
1993-05-10 Iron Spring Mountain57555765 USA-CA1075 
1999-10-22TRReynolds Peak96809200 USA-CA7602001-07-171 Year, 268 Days Later
2000-08-10TRMcConnell Peak90998500 USA-CA 2001-08-311 Year, 21 Days Later
2007-09-07TRSlate Mountain93029150 USA-CA2142 
2008-08-24 d Gordon Mountain41604150 USA-CA1790 
2013-05-31 a Pacheco Peak27702750 USA-CA  



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