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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Mike Christiansen

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 Christiansen'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
2010-02-26 Fletcher Peak1023610226 USA-NV427 
2010-05-20 Griffen Peak71607140 USA-UT120 
2010-07-24TRWind River Peak1319211000 USA-WY2552 
2010-11-27TRHumphreys Peak1263311500 USA-AZ60392011-07-02217 Days Later
2011-04-16 Stansbury Island High Point66495300 USA-UT24372011-04-182 Days Later
2011-08-13TRMount Rainier1441112700 USA-WA132462016-07-234 Years, 345 Days Later
2011-08-27 Pfeifferhorn1132610850 USA-UT7662012-09-211 Year, 25 Days Later
2012-04-21TRFrary Peak65965500 USA-UT23842013-03-09322 Days Later
2015-10-21TRMount Lyell1311411960 USA-CA18942018-08-162 Years, 299 Days Later
2017-07-27 Mammoth Crest1148311300 USA-CA296 



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