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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Bill Hebert

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 Bill Hebert'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
0000 Hilton Peak1250810000 USA-CA588 
1970TRNorth Palisade1424213000 USA-CA28941999-09-2429 Years, 266 Days Later
1971TRTanaga Volcano59254000 USA-AK5925 
1972 Long Mountain115029000 USA-CA382 
1975-01 Volcán Cotopaxi1934714000 Ecuador7887 
1975-08 Maroon Peak1415612000 USA-CO2316 
1976 Lignumvitae Key High Point1910 USA-FL19 
1976 Chinese Wall1123811000 USA-ID1981972Already Climbed
1976 Gilbert Peninsula High Point24121200 USA-AK2411 
1977-09-12TRBonanza Peak-Southeast Summit85998400 USA-WA159 
1977-09-27TRMount Olympus79697400 USA-WA7838 
1978-09-01TRMount Ritter1314312000 USA-CA39572002-08-17 b23 Years, 350 Days Later
1984-05-12 Peak 957995799400 USA-CA379 
1984-05-12TRCracked Crag87828500 USA-CA462 
1984-06-07TRRound Top1038110000 USA-CA25411984-06-01Already Climbed
1986 Disappointment Peak97558000 USA-WA115 
1989-01-30TRMount Cook1231611300 New Zealand12316 
1990-09-10 Mount Olympus796970002USA-WA7838 
1992-08-04TRGrand Teton1377012500 USA-WY65301997-08-265 Years, 22 Days Later
1997-07-23TRMount Stone66126000 USA-WA21322011-08-0114 Years, 9 Days Later
1999-09-20 Mount Jefferson104979000 USA-OR57772012-08-2812 Years, 343 Days Later
2000-07-31TRGannett Peak1380412500 USA-WY70761998-08-27Already Climbed
2003-06-23 Highland Ridge Wilderness High Point109319000 USA-NV6242003-06-241 Day Later
2003-09-09TRMonument Peak89408000 USA-ID13802008-09-205 Years, 11 Days Later
2003-09-09TRMonument Peak89408000 USA-ID13802008-09-205 Years, 11 Days Later
2005-08-27TRGranite Peak1279911000 USA-MT47591983-08-27Already Climbed
2006-10-15TRTroy Mountain100419500 USA-NV721 
2012-06-03TRPeak 868786878000 USA-NV287 
2012-07-31TRSan Gorgonio Mountain114998000 USA-CA82941977-07-15Already Climbed



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