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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Hikes NH

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 Hikes NH'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
1975-09-02 Mount Washington62880 USA-NH61481977-09-082 Years, 6 Days Later
1976-09-07 Mount Washington628802USA-NH61481977-09-081 Year, 1 Day Later
2008-01-27 Mount Flume43280 USA-NH4082004-09-26Already Climbed
2008-02-23 Mount Monroe53725372 USA-NH2542004-09-05Already Climbed
2008-12-23 Mount Pawtuckaway980750 USA-NH5600000Already Climbed
2009-06-25 Mount Resolution34153330 USA-NH3352010-10-021 Year, 99 Days Later
2010-10-14TRChair Hill330120 USA-NH2052010-10-2612 Days Later
2011-01-29 Mount Hale-South Peak36803438 USA-NH2402014-09-243 Years, 238 Days Later
2011-03-14 Walnut Hill600546 USA-NH250 
2011-05-14TRYacum Hill825580 USA-NH280 
2011-11-25TRHicks Hill331250 USA-NH1712011-12-1116 Days Later

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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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