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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Valerie 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 Valerie 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
2008-02-10TRCondor Peak54405000 USA-CA600 
2010-05-12TRWarm Springs Mountain40002200 USA-CA10802012-10-252 Years, 166 Days Later
2013-09-24TRCathedral Peak33333250 USA-CA3832014-12-061 Year, 73 Days Later
2014-03-30TRBreckenridge Mountain75606700 USA-CA3280 
2017-11-17TRTravelers Peak26971860 USA-CA697 
2018-04-16TRPeak 608060805700 USA-CA680 
2019-01-19TRBlack Peak16651400 USA-AZ8652019-01-245 Days Later
2019-02-06TRIbex Benchmark27771600 USA-AZ177 
2019-02-18TRCargo Muchacho Mountains High Point22171600 USA-CA14172019-02-202 Days Later

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