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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Paul Barish

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 Paul Barish'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
2009TRFrary Peak20101829 USA-UT727 
2012-03TRMount Rainier43921890 USA-WA4037 
2012-08-25TRMount Princeton43273810 USA-CO6572015-02-122 Years, 171 Days Later
2012-08-28TRNorth Maroon Peak42713658 USA-CO65 
2012-09-02TRGrand Teton41973414 USA-WY1990 
2012-09-08TRLizard Head39973840 USA-CO346 
2012-09-09TRMount Shavano43373658 USA-CO4932013-06-26290 Days Later
2012-09-13TRLone Eagle Peak36333383 USA-CO0 
2012-10-01TRLa Plata Peak43703261 USA-CO5542013-07-24296 Days Later
2012-11-09TRLa Plata Peak437036582USA-CO5542013-07-24257 Days Later
2012-11-10TRLa Plata Peak437031393USA-CO5542013-07-24256 Days Later
2013-02-20TRMount Sherman42783810 USA-CO2592012-08-26Already Climbed
2013-06-23TRMount Elbert43993139 USA-CO27652011-07-31Already Climbed
2014TRMount Elbert43993719 USA-CO27652011-07-31Already Climbed



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