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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Len Hall

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 Len Hall'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
1989-06-18TRMount Washington62881750 USA-NH61481971-06-20Already Climbed
1999-06-26TRNorth Sister100859700 USA-OR2725 
2000-02-12TRAconcagua2284113500 Argentina22841 
2003-02-08TRCerro Cruz de Caña1202811300 Argentina1442003-02-091 Day Later
2012-01-28TREquinox Mountain38403500 USA-VT30401999-04-10Already Climbed
2014-08-24TRMount Mansfield-The Nose40203849 USA-VT1602013-08-25Already Climbed
2015-06-14TRMount Ascutney31302800 USA-VT22701998-03-15Already Climbed
2015-08-23TRMount Mansfield43933849 USA-VT36331999-01-30Already Climbed
2016-08-28TRMount Mansfield-The Nose40203855 USA-VT1602013-08-25Already Climbed
2018-08-18TRPikes Peak1411010200 USA-CO55102018-08-15Already Climbed

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