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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Eric Thornton

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 Eric Thornton'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
2013-03-16 Mount Defiance49602250 USA-OR15202019-05-186 Years, 63 Days Later
2014-05-17TRGrayback Mountain70486641 USA-OR22482014-06-2842 Days Later
2014-09-27TRSouth Sister103588970 USA-OR55882015-07-25301 Days Later
2017-06-07 Mount Hood112398400 USA-OR77062019-06-262 Years, 19 Days Later
2019-08-11 North Sister100859850 USA-OR2725 



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