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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Greg Saltsman

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 Greg Saltsman'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
2000-09-15TRPitchoff Mountain34972900 USA-NY11352012-09-0711 Years, 358 Days Later
2007-08-04TRRusk Mountain36803680 USA-NY7402008-04-19259 Days Later
2010-05-29TRSpruce Knob48613980 USA-WV2781 
2010-08-08TRCosby Knob51605030 USA-NC/TN466 
2010-09-23 MacNaughton Mountain39833960 USA-NY8332012-09-061 Year, 349 Days Later
2012-05-04 Richmond Mountain32203000 USA-NY5602012-05-051 Day Later
2013-11-15TRSunrise Mountain16531420 USA-NJ3532013-11-161 Day Later



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