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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Ed Wandall

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 Ed Wandall'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
1999-08-28 Chesapeake City High Point3020 USA-VA  
2003-08-09TRSalem County High Point160160 USA-NJ 2012-03-288 Years, 232 Days Later
2004-08-10TRThumb Butte65146312 USA-AZ434 
2005-04-06TRMount Shasta1416211000 USA-CA9762 
2007-04-14TRMarion County High Point200200 USA-FL  
2008-09-20TREdgecombe County High Point140140 USA-NC  
2009-07-27TRMount Shasta14162132002USA-CA9762 
2009-07-29TRMount Hood1123910800 USA-OR77062012-08-173 Years, 19 Days Later
2010-01-02TRSumter County High Point150140 USA-FL  
2010-04-19TRGreenbrier Pinnacle Ridge48003000 USA-TN2802011-04-15361 Days Later
2010-07-27TRLiberty Cap70766100 USA-CA996 
2010-07-29TRAmelia Earhart Peak1197411000 USA-CA414 
2010-09-17TRCharles City County High Point150150 USA-VA  
2011-04-13TRMount Le Conte-West Point63446200 USA-TN104 
2011-10-13TRLone Pine Peak1294411155 USA-CA424 
2012-04-21TRRocky Mountain40723410 USA-VA22722013-03-29342 Days Later
2012-07-24TRCathedral Peak1091110800 USA-CA919 
2012-07-24TREcho Peak #61104010880 USA-CA  
2014-02-18TRBaker County High Point200167 USA-FL  



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