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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Paul Garry

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 Paul Garry'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
2006-05-26 Mount Rainier1441114441 USA-WA132462010-07-314 Years, 66 Days Later
2008-01-03 Volcán Cotopaxi1934719347 Ecuador7887 
2008-01-06 Volcán Chimborazo2056120562 Ecuador13524 
2008-02-17 Mount Whitney1449814000 USA-CA100782003-10-12Already Climbed
2009-05-09 North Palisade1424213800 USA-CA28942007-09-16Already Climbed
2014-05-01 Mount Ararat1685416404 Turkey11847 
2014-09-21 Starlight Peak1420012500 USA-CA80 
2018-08-20TRDisappointment Peak1391713917 USA-CA1382019-09-071 Year, 18 Days Later

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