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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Joseph Hirniak

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 Joseph Hirniak'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
1985-08-24 Großglockner1246111811 Austria7950 
1987-04-16 Stromboli30313012 Italy3031 
1990-09-30TRMount Angeles64545900 USA-WA1614 
1996-10-05 Nasu-dake62836243 Japan  
2000-06-27TRMount Hunger35393000 USA-VT79 
2010-08-03TRLongs Peak1425513750 USA-CO2940 



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