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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Dan Baxter

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 Dan Baxter'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
2007-06-17TRThompson Peak2741677 USA-CA11932010-09-033 Years, 78 Days Later
2007-12-01TRClark Mountain24102380 USA-CA12902009-04-181 Year, 138 Days Later
2008-01-25TRSpectre Peak1366860 USA-CA7762014-03-296 Years, 63 Days Later
2011-02-02TREagle Mountain1631953 USA-CA6802011-02-031 Day Later
2011-02-04TRGranite Mountain13201006 USA-CA10102013-02-162 Years, 12 Days Later
2014-02-23TRKaiser Peak31422987 USA-CA3992010-08-21Already Climbed
2014-07-20 Campito Mountain35233414 USA-CA219 
2014-08-12TRRed Peak35663487 USA-CA164 
2014-08-13TRRed Peak356632922USA-CA164 
2015-01-19TRMagic Mountain Wilderness High Point1434792 USA-CA8 
2015-01-22 Jacumba Wilderness High Point12311173 USA-CA73 
2016-01-18TRWest Maria Benchmark880533 USA-CA478 
2016-11-10TRMount Rogers17461646 USA-VA7462016-11-111 Day Later
2016-11-13TRMount Mitchell20371463 USA-NC1856 

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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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