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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Sean Casserly

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 Sean Casserly'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
2017-01-06TRSierra Negra1502614950 Mexico-Pue1640 
2017-11-11TRLopez Mountain28682868 USA-CA9882019-05-111 Year, 181 Days Later
2018-03-31TRLopez Mountain286828682USA-CA9882019-05-111 Year, 41 Days Later
2019-01-05 aTRKo'olau Summit28442844 USA-HI1684 
2019-06-15 b Mount Starr King90929092 USA-CA9722019-10-26 a133 Days Later
2019-10-17TRMount Ngauruhoe75036800 New Zealand3173 
2021-05-21 cTRParadise Peak63206320 USA-CA227 

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 = Peaks successfully climbed after unsuccessful attempt   = Unclimbed peaks  (Note: Unsuccessful attempts on previously climbed peaks are not shown)

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