Show List Using Metric Units

Unsuccessful Ascent List for David Darby

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 David Darby'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
2009-02-16TRBordeaux Mountain12861280 U.S. Virgin Islands1286 
2013-08-19TRGilman Hill1040720 USA-NH280 
2015-03-15TRSouth Tripyramid40804100 USA-NH802011-01-16Already Climbed
2016-09-18TRMont Royal768600 Canada-QC7642016-09-191 Day Later
2017-12-01TRTom's Thumb39253836 USA-AZ  

Copyright © 1987-2018 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service