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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Spencer Corcoran

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 Spencer Corcoran'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
2010-07-06TRPotash Mountain26802400 USA-NH2002014-04-273 Years, 295 Days Later
2012-10-08TRWelch Mountain26052500 USA-NH1252013-03-10153 Days Later
2013-02-26TRMount Jackson40522500 USA-NH3322013-04-2053 Days Later
2013-04-13TRNorth Tripyramid41603000 USA-NH13202013-06-2270 Days Later
2013-11-09TRMount Eisenhower47604200 USA-NH3352014-06-21224 Days Later
2014-01-08TRMount Willey42554000 USA-NH2552014-01-2012 Days Later
2014-01-29TRMount Will17261500 USA-ME  
2014-03-10TRGalehead Mountain40241800 USA-NH2642014-05-2374 Days Later
2014-03-21TRMount Madison53664100 USA-NH4662014-07-29130 Days Later
2014-05-03TROsgood Hill22442100 USA-NH 2014-06-1947 Days Later



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