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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Andrew Bigelow

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 Andrew Bigelow'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
1994-06-25TRStairs Mountain34683100 USA-NH5081999-06 B4 Years, 341 Days Later
1994-06-26 aTRMontalban Ridge-North Peak42934280 USA-NH932009-12-0515 Years, 162 Days Later
1996-10-13 c Mount Truman50004900 USA-NH801999-07-01 B2 Years, 261 Days Later
1997-06-15TRMount Meader27822700 USA-NH1022010-11-13 f13 Years, 151 Days Later
1998-06-13TRMount Hancock44003000 USA-NH12002006-08-13 A8 Years, 61 Days Later
1999-06 CTRMount Resolution34153400 USA-NH3352011-02-19 b11 Years, 263 Days Later
2008-03-29TRNorth Moat Mountain31962800 USA-NH11562010-10-20 a2 Years, 205 Days Later
2008-04-20 CCTRCannon Balls-Middle Peak36403580 USA-NH80 
2008-06-07 DTRMontalban Ridge-North Peak429342802USA-NH932009-12-051 Year, 181 Days Later
2008-12-13 b Mount Huntington36803300 USA-NH8002010-07-31 b1 Year, 230 Days Later
2009-04-04TRMount Tremont33713250 USA-NH15712011-01-231 Year, 294 Days Later
2009-09-12 iTRWest Bond45204518 USA-NH1602000-08-03 CAlready Climbed
2009-09-13 bTRMount Guyot-South Peak45604559 USA-NH01998-06-24 cAlready Climbed
2010-05-01 b Mount Washington62885400 USA-NH61482001-07-14Already Climbed
2011-04-16 g Mount Webster39103800 USA-NH1501995-06-10 aAlready Climbed
2011-12-10 aTRScar Ridge37743700 USA-NH6542012-02-11 b63 Days Later
2012-06-24 The Captain35203400 USA-NH2002012-11-17146 Days Later
2013-01-05 aTRWachusett Mountain19981980 USA-MA9222013-01-05 gSame Day
2013-12-28 aTRMount Kineo33181800 USA-NH12382020-01-24 a6 Years, 27 Days Later
2014-01-04TRSable Mountain35192750 USA-NH6192017-03-043 Years, 59 Days Later
2015-02-21TRSouth Tripyramid40803000 USA-NH801998-09 DAlready Climbed

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