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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Twm Stone

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 Twm Stone'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
2008-08-17 Vesuvius42033937 Italy4042 
2009-04-12 Lost Mine Peak75357505 USA-TX1415 
2010-08-18 BTRMount Rushmore57254500 USA-SD405 
2012-04-04 Kirk Fell26312037 UK-England5942015-04-05 B3 Years, 1 Day Later
2015-07-02 Stac Pollaidh20081985 UK-Scotland14472015-09-1676 Days Later



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