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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Mihai Giurgiulescu

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 Mihai Giurgiulescu'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
2006-07-15 Half Dome88408436 USA-CA13602010-10-094 Years, 86 Days Later
2009-06-20 Brown Mountain44664200 USA-CA3862016-06-056 Years, 351 Days Later
2010-03-13 San Jacinto Peak108399789 USA-CA83192009-08-02Already Climbed
2010-04-11 San Gorgonio Mountain114999065 USA-CA82942009-07-19Already Climbed
2010-04-23 Mount Shasta141629373 USA-CA97622012-07-042 Years, 72 Days Later
2011-05-01 Ontario Peak86938590 USA-CA10392011-06-1141 Days Later
2011-05-14 Alta Peak112048930 USA-CA1242011-09-18127 Days Later
2011-05-21 San Gorgonio Mountain1149910320 USA-CA82942009-07-19Already Climbed
2011-08-14 Banner Peak1293611300 USA-CA8632013-07-061 Year, 326 Days Later
2011-09-23 Mount Gould1300512500 USA-CA10302014-05-102 Years, 229 Days Later
2012-04-01 Cucamonga Peak88597776 USA-CA12992011-11-13Already Climbed
2012-06-09 Mount Tom1365211850 USA-CA19722017-06-255 Years, 16 Days Later
2013-03-16 Kid Mountain1186010492 USA-CA2952015-05-162 Years, 61 Days Later
2013-05-25 Mount Hood1123910281 USA-OR77062015-05-241 Year, 364 Days Later
2013-09-21 Mount Brewer1357011009 USA-CA11022014-07-05287 Days Later
2014-05-17 Striped Mountain1317911842 USA-CA5152016-07-102 Years, 54 Days Later
2015-03-22 Cloudripper1352513350 USA-CA8452015-09-19181 Days Later
2015-06-20 Mount Goddard1356812500 USA-CA15682017-09-032 Years, 75 Days Later
2016-11-06TREnchanted Rock18251550 USA-TX425 
2016-12-04TRBuck Point64335490 USA-CA6732017-11-10 a341 Days Later
2016-12-27 aTRCastro Peak28242520 USA-CA1037 
2017-05-06 b San Ysidro Mountain61475980 USA-CA947 
2017-09-27 Pomona Benchmark14701365 USA-CA675 
2017-12-17 c Magic Mountain Wilderness High Point47053600 USA-CA25 

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