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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Chris Shepard

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 Chris Shepard'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
2014-06-17 Grays Peak1427013000 USA-CO27502014-07-0720 Days Later
2014-08-23 Mount Audubon1322312000 USA-CO8232015-07-13324 Days Later
2014-11-20 Eldorado Mountain83207080 USA-CO6002015-10-20334 Days Later
2015-01-24 Colorado Mines Peak1249311900 USA-CO3332015-03-2055 Days Later
2015-03-29 North Star Mountain1361413440 USA-CO414 
2015-09-15TRMount Meeker1391112200 USA-CO4312015-09-227 Days Later
2015-12-10 Bald Mountain1368412120 USA-CO20992016-02-0961 Days Later
2015-12-10 Tenderfoot Mountain1144111000 USA-CO441 
2016-01-29 Mount Elbert1443313000 USA-CO90732016-03-1142 Days Later
2016-05-25 Mount Sniktau1323412915 USA-CO5202015-03-06Already Climbed

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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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