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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Jake Norton

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 Jake Norton'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
1986-06-10 Mont Blanc1578114311 France/Italy154101987-07-071 Year, 27 Days Later
1988-07-18 Grand Teton1377013500 USA-WY6530 
1994-05-12TRMount McKinley2032014000 USA-AK201561995-07-171 Year, 66 Days Later
1996-06-10TRRanrapalca2021719029 Peru  
1998-06-25TRNevado Huascarán2213319521 Peru9108 
1999-05-17TRMount Everest2902928150 China/Nepal290292002-05-183 Years, 1 Day Later
1999-06-20TRNevado Huascarán22133182092Peru9108 
2000-05-10TRCho Oyu2686426247 China/Nepal76911997-09-28Already Climbed
2001-04-26TRMount Everest29029279002China/Nepal290292002-05-181 Year, 22 Days Later
2001-08-01TRMatterhorn1469213133 Italy/Switz3370 
2001-08-02TRMatterhorn14692134512Italy/Switz3370 
2001-08-03TRMatterhorn14692141083Italy/Switz3370 
2008-10-18TRVolcán Cotopaxi1934719000 Ecuador78872009-12-121 Year, 55 Days Later



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