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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Dave Dunham

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 Dave Dunham'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
1991-05-11TRMount Carrigain14261341 USA-NH6782007-09-0216 Years, 114 Days Later
2006-11-19TROwls Head12271222 USA-NH2512007-08-05259 Days Later
2007-11-30TRKaala1231914 USA-HI1231 
2010-06-12TRHigh Peak518366 USA-VT2872010-07-1028 Days Later
2010-09-08TRCarrauntoohil1039878 Ireland1039 
2012-07-13TRKings Peak41233623 USA-UT19352014-08-222 Years, 40 Days Later
2013-12-06TRGuadalupe Peak26671981 USA-TX9232013-12-06Same Day
2014-05-09TRAyers Hill10376 USA-MA552014-05-167 Days Later
2014-12-27TROakland Hill7661 USA-NH41 
2015-07-24TRGrape Hill (liner) - Seabrook High Point6634 USA-NH  
2015-11-28TRAlgonquin Peak15591462 USA-NY639 
2016-01-13TRSierra Negra45803950 Mexico-Pue500 
2016-01-16TRPico de Orizaba56365089 Mexico-Pue/Ver4922 
2018-01-27TRCarriage Hill176158 USA-NH  

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