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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Chris Ells

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 Chris Ells'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
2005-06-26 Mount Antero1426913600 USA-CO25032003Already Climbed
2006-06-10 Pikes Peak1411012400 USA-CO55101999-10-10Already Climbed
2007-06-23 Mount Silverheels1382213200 USA-CO22832008-07-191 Year, 26 Days Later
2009-07-05 Wilson Peak1401713900 USA-CO8572009-08-1743 Days Later
2009-07-13 Little Bear Peak1403713400 USA-CO3572009-08-2038 Days Later
2010-08-13 Capitol Peak1413013650 USA-CO17302010-09-1937 Days Later
2010-09-08 Quandary Peak1426513500 USA-CO11051999-09-04Already Climbed
2011-05-29 Cottonwood Peak1358813100 USA-CO1108 
2011-06-26 Cronin Peak1387012900 USA-CO10302011-07-2024 Days Later
2011-07-04 Electric Peak1359512500 USA-CO915 
2011-08-20 North Maroon Peak1401410800 USA-CO2142011-09-0213 Days Later

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