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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Ben Carl

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 Ben Carl'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
2003-05-25 Humphreys Peak1263312000 USA-AZ60392004-08-041 Year, 71 Days Later
2005-07-09TRMount Moosilauke48024000 USA-NH29322007-05-261 Year, 321 Days Later
2005-08-05 Borah Peak1266211800 USA-ID59822010-07-314 Years, 360 Days Later
2010-08-04 Granite Peak1279912200 USA-MT4759 

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