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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Michael Blair

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 Michael Blair'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
2007-11-22TRMount Isolation40033600 USA-NH2032008-06-13204 Days Later
2008-02-24 bTRMount Shaw29902900 USA-NH23302010-11-28 c2 Years, 277 Days Later
2008-03-15TRNorth Moat Mountain31961950 USA-NH1156 
2008-05-10TRMount Isolation400333002USA-NH2032008-06-1334 Days Later
2008-05-11TRMount Liberty44592100 USA-NH3792008-06-27 a47 Days Later
2008-08-16 e Mendon Peak38403750 USA-VT2802010-04-221 Year, 249 Days Later
2009-02-14TRMount Madison53664300 USA-NH4662008-07-05 gAlready Climbed
2009-03-14 b Mount Hancock44004319 USA-NH12002007-09-30 cAlready Climbed
2009-03-29TRMount Moosilauke48024400 USA-NH29322007-08-19Already Climbed
2009-12-28TRMount Lafayette52405100 USA-NH33202007-10-13 aAlready Climbed
2010-01-31TRCannon Mountain40804080 USA-NH7202007-08-12Already Climbed
2010-02-19 b Mount Adams57995600 USA-NH8612008-07-05 eAlready Climbed
2010-05-08 hTRPack Monadnock Mountain22802280 USA-NH12562008-11-08 aAlready Climbed
2010-07-07 c Border Monuments 445-446 Peak38553200 Canada/USA495 
2010-12-27TRWildcat D40623000 USA-NH2872007-11-11 bAlready Climbed
2013-01-04TRHamlin Peak47564200 USA-ME4962008-10-10 aAlready Climbed



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