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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Marcus Lostracco

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 Marcus Lostracco'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
1997-07-07TRWright Peak13981300 USA-NY78 
2012-06-17TRCastle Mountain28401800 Canada-AB141 
2014-08-30 dTRTryfan917580 UK-Wales1902015-05-23 i266 Days Later
2014-10-26 cTRFan Foel781750 UK-Wales42015-05-09 d195 Days Later
2015-01-25 dTRJohns Mountain567551 USA-GA68 
2016-06-12TRSan Jacinto Peak3304762 USA-CA25362020-10-244 Years, 134 Days Later
2016-06-17TRLynn Peak1015926 Canada-BC115 
2016-09-02TRBlue Angels Peak13861250 USA-CA162018-07-201 Year, 321 Days Later
2018-03-30TRCharleston Peak36323438 USA-NV2512 
2018-07-07 Mount Langley42753354 USA-CA3552018-07-081 Day Later
2018-10-19 Split Mountain42853658 USA-CA4652018-10-201 Day Later
2018-10-30 Mount Agassiz42353658 USA-CA2482018-10-311 Day Later
2019-01-01 Mount Tyndall42732743 USA-CA3332019-07-13193 Days Later
2019-02-23 b Chemehuevi Peak11261067 USA-CA5412019-02-241 Day Later
2019-05-26TRCerro del Pinacate12000 Mexico-Son960 
2020-06-27 b Mount Shasta43173962 USA-CA2975 
2020-07-12TRCoyote Mountain973427 USA-CA485 
2020-11-26 c Kawaikini15981561 USA-HI1598 

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