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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Frederick Johnson

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 Frederick Johnson'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-mReached-mAttemptLocationProm-mSuccess DateTime Elapsed
1948-07-18TRNorth Palisade43414237 USA-CA8821967-08-2419 Years, 37 Days Later
1948-08-13 Mount Rainier43923962 USA-WA40371950-08-021 Year, 354 Days Later
1949-07-10TRNorth Palisade434141762USA-CA8821967-08-2418 Years, 45 Days Later
1950-06-21 Mount Sneffels43133962 USA-CO924 
1952-09-02TRWeisshorn45064359 Switzerland1236 
1965-08-16 North Palisade434139933USA-CA8821967-08-242 Years, 8 Days Later
1968-09 Mount Princeton43273962 USA-CO657 
1985-09-23 Kilimanjaro58954572 Tanzania5885 
1986-02-21 Kilimanjaro589550292Tanzania5885 
1987-01-27 Volcán Popocatépetl54135182 Mexico-Pue/Mor/Mex3033 
1988-02-20 Volcán Popocatépetl541344812Mexico-Pue/Mor/Mex3033 
1989-08-09 Mount Clarence King39203810 USA-CA350 
1991-06-18 Spanish Needle23902362 USA-CA269 
1991-08-07 Mount Clarence King392039152USA-CA350 
1991-08-28 Tower Peak35833536 USA-CA6651992-09-271 Year, 30 Days Later
1993-05-10 Iron Spring Mountain17541757 USA-CA328 
1999-10-22TRReynolds Peak29502804 USA-CA2322001-07-171 Year, 268 Days Later
2000-08-10TRMcConnell Peak27732591 USA-CA182001-08-311 Year, 21 Days Later
2007-09-07TRSlate Mountain28352789 USA-CA653 
2008-08-24 d Gordon Mountain12681265 USA-CA536 
2013-05-31 a Pacheco Peak844838 USA-CA332 

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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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