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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Henry Kassell

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 Henry Kassell'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
1974TRKatahdin52681200 USA-ME42881999-05-3025 Years, 149 Days Later
2009-04-25TRNorth Twin47614000 USA-NH2812011-10-232 Years, 181 Days Later
2011TRCliff Mountain39443280 USA-NY4662011-12-03336 Days Later



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