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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Garrick Meeker

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 Garrick Meeker'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
2002-06-03 Mount Shasta1416214150 USA-CA97622010-07-148 Years, 41 Days Later
2003-04-29 Mount Hood112399500 USA-OR7706 
2003-08-06 Pico de Orizaba1849118000 Mexico-Pue/Ver16148 
2003-08-10 Volcán Iztaccíhuatl1712616000 Mexico-Pue/Mex5053 
2004-08-23 Middle Palisade1401212139 USA-CA1085 
2005-06-11 Shastina1233011800 USA-CA450 
2005-07-28 Mount Sill1415314000 USA-CA353 
2006-03-09 Snow Valley Peak92148200 USA-NV12542009-01-312 Years, 328 Days Later
2008-02-12 Snow Valley Peak921492002USA-NV12542009-01-31354 Days Later
2009-03-28 Mount Rose1077610400 USA-NV36302009-08-24149 Days Later
2009-08-23TRBunker Hill114739300 USA-NV27932012-06-252 Years, 307 Days Later



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