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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Jaime McCandless

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 Jaime McCandless'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
2013-03-23 Kendall Peak17631707 USA-WA1052013-09-08169 Days Later
2013-06-21 Mount Rainier43923658 USA-WA40372015-06-211 Year, 365 Days Later
2013-09-13TRThe Temple25272515 USA-WA235 
2013-09-14TREnchantment Peak25972576 USA-WA1462014-10-111 Year, 27 Days Later
2014-01-19TRThe Castle19631963 USA-WA612014-05-10111 Days Later
2014-06-28 Mount Rainier439232002USA-WA40372015-06-21358 Days Later
2017-06-04TRBlack Peak27342499 USA-WA10522017-06-04Same Day
2019-06-15TRSahale Peak26462633 USA-WA24 
2020-06-21TRNorth Twin20241585 USA-WA2072020-07-1928 Days Later

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 = Peaks successfully climbed after unsuccessful attempt   = Unclimbed peaks  (Note: Unsuccessful attempts on previously climbed peaks are not shown)

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