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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Mark McCormick

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 Mark McCormick'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
2011-06-12TRMount Tyndall1401913755 USA-CA10932011-07-1634 Days Later
2013-02-12 Pala Mountain21401998 USA-CA10802014-11-231 Year, 284 Days Later
2015-07-11 Mount Brewer1357011286 USA-CA11022017-09-032 Years, 54 Days Later

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