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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Ken Jones

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 Ken Jones'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
2008-10-24 Hole in the Mountain Peak1130611200 USA-NV48492013-09-104 Years, 321 Days Later
2008-12-13TRDos Cabezas Peaks83598200 USA-AZ32492013-04-204 Years, 128 Days Later
2009-07-19 White Chuck Mountain69896500 USA-WA37892011-09-212 Years, 64 Days Later
2009-07-23 Bonanza Peak95117000 USA-WA3711 
2010-01-23 Tumwater Mountain52405050 USA-WA1040 
2010-08-07TRMount Lago87456920 USA-WA3268 
2010-08-28TRCloud Peak1316710500 USA-WY70672012-08-211 Year, 359 Days Later
2010-11-21 Lichtenberg Mountain58444710 USA-WA1124 
2010-12-28TRPeak 312031202500 USA-WA10402011-08-17 b232 Days Later
2011-06-12TRLookout Mountain56995035 USA-WA11392011-09-0181 Days Later
2011-07-22TRErciyes Dagi1285112841 Turkey  
2011-08-13TRThe Cradle-South Peak74676800 USA-WA147 
2012-04-14 cTRPeak 1160116020 USA-WA920 
2012-11-07TRSierra La Laguna High Point68244500 Mexico-BCS6233 
2012-12-03TRCerro Chemal1258912579 Guatemala6159 
2013-04-21TRPinnacle Ridge75506300 USA-AZ2470 
2013-07-23TRMount Buckner91147600 USA-WA3034 
2014-08-16 Mesahchie Peak87957900 USA-WA2235 
2014-08-23 Illabot Peaks59445050 USA-WA2884 



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