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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Ronald Forbess

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 Ronald Forbess'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
1962-09-02 Thunderbolt Peak1400313980 USA-CA2031965-07-042 Years, 305 Days Later
1966-09-04 Mount Darwin1383113000 USA-CA1871 
1968-06-08 Mount Langley1402613400 USA-CA11651963-07-20Already Climbed
1968-06-18 Mount Rainier1441113200 USA-WA13246 
1971-07-04 White Mountain Peak1424613000 USA-CA71961978-09-027 Years, 60 Days Later
1983-07-10 Anderson Peak1084010500 USA-CA8401989-07-316 Years, 21 Days Later
2011-07-06 Devil Peak58705760 USA-CA470 
2015-05-13 Mendenhall Peak46364500 USA-CA2762000-01-26Already Climbed
2016-02-10 Mount Lukens50744530 USA-CA17941968-04-27Already Climbed
2016-09-28 Devil Peak587058002USA-CA470 



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