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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Eli Boardman

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 Eli Boardman'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
2015-09-07 Mount Audubon1322312120 USA-CO8232015-09-12 b5 Days Later
2016-06-07 South Arapaho Peak1339711700 USA-CO772018-08-20 a2 Years, 74 Days Later
2016-06-14 South Arapaho Peak13397111502USA-CO772018-08-20 a2 Years, 67 Days Later
2016-07-16 Overhanging Tower1216411750 USA-WY284 
2016-07-25 Mount Helen1362012220 USA-WY8202020-07-12 c3 Years, 353 Days Later
2016-12-18 Front Porch68206740 USA-CO02016-08-31 aAlready Climbed
2016-12-23 Mount Yale1419612050 USA-CO18762016-12-318 Days Later
2017-02-20 Eldorado Mountain83208319 USA-CO600 
2017-05-29 Snowmass Mountain1409211020 USA-CO11322018-05-26 a362 Days Later
2017-06-04 Snowmass Mountain14092101202USA-CO11322018-05-26 a356 Days Later
2018-09-29 a Mount Washington62885670 USA-NH61482018-09-22 eAlready Climbed
2019-06-09 Mount Rainier1441110200 USA-WA132462019-07-2344 Days Later
2019-12-27 Arrow Mountain115888030 USA-WY4682020-05-16 a141 Days Later
2022-07-30 Downs Mountain133499500 USA-WY15492016-08-01 bAlready Climbed
2022-12-31 a Peak 720172017195 USA-CO3212023-01-1919 Days Later

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