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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Damo Buch

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 Damo Buch'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
1992TRJebel Toubkal1367111000 Morocco12320 
2001 Mont Blanc1578114500 France/Italy154102010-07-169 Years, 196 Days Later
2009-06-05TRGrauspitz85277536 Liech/Switzerland11612012-08-243 Years, 80 Days Later

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