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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Sean Brennan

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 Sean Brennan'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
1997-07-20 South Sister1035810358 USA-OR55881998-08-011 Year, 12 Days Later
1998-07-04 Mount McLoughlin94959495 USA-OR44551999-08-291 Year, 56 Days Later
2001-06-17 Mount Thielsen91829182 USA-OR33422000-09-01Already Climbed
2002-08-31 Middle Sister1004710047 USA-OR1127 
2003-07-19 Middle Sister10047100472USA-OR1127 



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