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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Robert Garneau

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 Robert Garneau'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
1985-07-10TRLongs Peak1425513000 USA-CO29402005-09-2120 Years, 73 Days Later
1987-07-13 Mount Kenya1705715420 Kenya12549 
1989-08-20TRHantengri Feng2294917717 Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan5528 
1992-01-29TRPico de Orizaba1849116404 Mexico-Pue/Ver16148 
1994-05-21TRLiberty Cap1411213800 USA-WA472 
1994-07-20TRUllu-Tau1403211811 Georgia/Russia  
1995-06-24TRMount McKinley2032019000 USA-AK201561988-06-19Already Climbed
1997-08-09TRKebnekaise69096879 Sweden57312013-07-1715 Years, 342 Days Later
1998-05-28TRMount Hood1123910800 USA-OR77061994-05-13Already Climbed
1999-10 Baruntse2349720144 Nepal3212 
2007-06-24TRKahiltna Peaks-East1344012200 USA-AK1480 
2007-07-07TRTocllaraju1979718373 Peru  
2010-08-08 Matterhorn1469214090 Italy/Switz3370 
2014-08-08TRHvannadalshnúkur69236070 Iceland6923 



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