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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Alan Beck

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 Alan Beck'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
1988-05-28TRSandwich Mountain39604000 USA-NH11602009-10-1121 Years, 136 Days Later
1988-07-15TRKatahdin52682000 USA-ME42882000-06-1711 Years, 338 Days Later
2002-12-28TRCannon Mountain40804000 USA-NH7201979-08-27Already Climbed
2006-10-21TRMount Monroe53724000 USA-NH2541986-08-10Already Climbed
2007-02-18TRWildcat E40464000 USA-NH752006-01-28Already Climbed
2012-12-29TRMount Cabot41603500 USA-NH26611991-08-13Already Climbed
2017-02-04TRWest Bond45204500 USA-NH1601988-08-08Already Climbed
2017-03-05TRMount Isolation40033800 USA-NH2031992-08-18Already Climbed
2017-11-11TRMount Cube29092500 USA-NH8492003-08-06Already Climbed
2018-02-10TRMount Bond46983600 USA-NH2981990-07-28Already Climbed

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