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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Rob Busack

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 Rob Busack'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
2015-12-17TRVolcán Iliniza1719516598 Ecuador5669 
2015-12-19TRVolcán Antisana1867814790 Ecuador5469 
2017-07-09TRChimney Rock77277550 USA-WA2727 
2018-05-12TRSloan Peak78351900 USA-WA3875 
2021-07-27 Hagan Mountain70807000 USA-WA560 
2021-07-27 Mount Blum76806500 USA-WA3280 

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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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