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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Duane Poslusny

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 Duane Poslusny'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
1998-05-10 Mount Raymond102418000 USA-UT8812007-08-159 Years, 97 Days Later
1998-05-17 Pfeifferhorn113269620 USA-UT7661998-07-1256 Days Later
1999-01-31 Silver Benchmark100069400 USA-UT3262001-08-112 Years, 192 Days Later
1999-04-25 Silver Benchmark1000696002USA-UT3262001-08-112 Years, 108 Days Later
1999-05-22 Ibapah Peak1208710280 USA-UT5247 
2009-01-08 Angels Landing57905480 USA-UT4302008-06Already Climbed
2010-09-26 Mount Inspiration55605480 USA-CA800 
2016-03-12 Drift Peak1388012776 USA-CO240 

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