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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Lev Babiev

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 Lev Babiev'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
2015-02-08 Musala95969055 Bulgaria81142016-01-17343 Days Later
2015-03-27 Cradle Mountain50694134 Australia-TAS1165 
2015-08-13 Monte Rosa1520314908 Switzerland71032017-08-041 Year, 356 Days Later
2019-06-17 Polinik91349134 Austria51842019-06-203 Days Later



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