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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Charles Morton

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 Charles Morton'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
0000 Elbrus1851014436 Russia15554 
2006-05-07 Mount Jenkins79217520 USA-CA9212006-12-09216 Days Later
2006-09-23 Mount Haeckel1341811600 USA-CA4982010-07-183 Years, 298 Days Later
2006-11-10 Spanish Needle78417734 USA-CA8812007-04-28169 Days Later
2006-11-17 Kern Peak1148010800 USA-CA25602007-07-01226 Days Later
2007-02-09 Spanish Needle784164702USA-CA8812007-04-2878 Days Later
2007-02-24 Sentinel Peak61396000 USA-CA259 
2007-09-07 Whorl Mountain1203311400 USA-CA6732010-09-062 Years, 364 Days Later
2008-04-04 Tohakum Peak81827000 USA-NV35092010-03-191 Year, 349 Days Later
2008-07-25 Mount Johnson1287112000 USA-CA5112010-07-171 Year, 357 Days Later
2012-07-04 Jeff Davis Peak90659000 USA-CA585 
2012-10-06 Carson Peak1089210200 USA-CA361 
2013-07-21 Mount Stanford1283812700 USA-CA158 



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