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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Mike Zampino

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 Mike Zampino'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
2011-06-11 Handies Peak1404813030 USA-CO18882012-05-25349 Days Later
2011-06-26 Mount Rainier1441113800 USA-WA132462017-07-036 Years, 7 Days Later
2012-08-15 Mount Temple1161410400 Canada-AB4987 
2012-08-17 Mount Athabasca1145310500 Canada-AB2136 



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