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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Petri & Raija Riihikallio

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 Petri & Raija Riihikallio'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
2004-07-04 Elbrus1851018045 Russia155542006-07-102 Years, 6 Days Later
2004-12-23 Kilimanjaro1934115748 Tanzania193082006-01-151 Year, 23 Days Later
2005-07-18 Elbrus18510180452Russia155542006-07-10357 Days Later
2007-06-13 Denali203109500 USA-AK20146 

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