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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Steve Dixon

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 Steve Dixon'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
2003-07-30 Kilimanjaro1934115088 Tanzania19308 
2005-03-05 Cross Fell29302323 UK-England21362000-05-30Already Climbed
2006-03-19 Cairnsmore of Carsphairn2615984 UK-Scotland19092010-11-144 Years, 240 Days Later
2006-08-07 Pillar Rock25592500 UK-England492003-11-08Already Climbed
2008-11-22 Cross Fell29302405 UK-England21362000-05-30Already Climbed
2014-07-09 Durmitor82786562 Montenegro48492015-07-101 Year, 1 Day Later



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