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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Greg Boyle

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 Greg Boyle'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
2007-05-12TRToronto High Point696653 Canada-ON72009-10-172 Years, 158 Days Later
2007-07-08TRPeak 63920961975 Canada-ON952007-09-1569 Days Later
2007-07-26TRPrelate Lake Peak2152656 Canada-ON5442007-08-2934 Days Later
2007-08-20TRHead Lake Peak East21882034 Canada-ON4162007-08-277 Days Later
2012-10-01 Rocky Peak Ridge43904401 USA-NY617 
2013-02-17TRMont du McKinstry13781375 Canada-QC  
2013-03-31TRSpruce Knob48613701 USA-WV2781 
2014-02-26 Pamola Peak49193824 USA-ME99 
2014-02-26 Katahdin52683975 USA-ME4288 



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