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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Marlin Thorman

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 Marlin Thorman'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
2010-03-06 Longs Peak1425513000 USA-CO2940 
2011-07-11TRGrand Teton1377013464 USA-WY65302014-07-273 Years, 16 Days Later
2013-05-27 Mount Adams122769300 USA-WA81162016-03-262 Years, 304 Days Later
2013-08-07TRJack Mountain90667300 USA-WA4211 

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