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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Edward Whymper

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 Edward Whymper'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
1861 b Matterhorn1469212648 Italy/Switzerland34061865-07-144 Years, 194 Days Later
1862-07 aTRMatterhorn1469298432Italy/Switzerland34061865-07-143 Years, 13 Days Later
1862-07 b Matterhorn14692131233Italy/Switzerland34061865-07-143 Years, 13 Days Later
1862-07 cTRMatterhorn14692133924Italy/Switzerland34061865-07-143 Years, 13 Days Later
1862-07 dTRMatterhorn1469298435Italy/Switzerland34061865-07-143 Years, 13 Days Later
1862-07 eTRMatterhorn1469298436Italy/Switzerland34061865-07-143 Years, 13 Days Later
1863 Matterhorn1469298437Italy/Switzerland34061865-07-142 Years, 194 Days Later
1865-06-21 Matterhorn1469298438Italy/Switzerland34061865-07-1423 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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