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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Tom Layton

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 Tom Layton'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
1999-09-04TRMacRae Peak58455840 USA-NC1652000 a119 Days Later
2008TRSitting Bear Mountain40953900 USA-NC90 
2011-02-27TRStone Mountain49404360 USA-VA3002011-03-19 a20 Days Later
2011-05-30TRThe Peak51604970 USA-NC8402011-10-08131 Days Later
2011-12-23 fTRBrown Mountain15301500 USA-NC1140 
2012-05-06TRBeartown Mountain46894500 USA-VA15282012-11-11 a189 Days Later
2012-07-28 cTRPond Mountain43294000 USA-TN11292012-12-08133 Days Later
2013-11-10 eTRDillon County High Point180130 USA-SC 2014-10-22 e346 Days Later
2013-11-12TRWilliamsburg County High Point9690 USA-SC 2014-10-21 h343 Days Later



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