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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Steve Myers

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 Steve Myers'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
1992-10 Borah Peak1266212662 USA-ID59821994-08-241 Year, 327 Days Later
1994 Leeks Peak1036010333 USA-WY40 
1997 Teewinot Mountain1232512325 USA-WY805 
2000-03 Ben Nevis44094409 UK-Scotland4409 
2002-01 Tahquitz Peak88468846 USA-CA7662002-06-18168 Days Later
2004 Lawson Peak36603660 USA-CA4202004-12-30364 Days Later



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