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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-mReached-mAttemptLocationProm-mSuccess DateTime Elapsed
2014-06-17 Grays Peak43493962 USA-CO8382014-07-0720 Days Later
2014-08-23 Mount Audubon40303658 USA-CO2512015-07-13324 Days Later
2014-11-20 Eldorado Mountain25362158 USA-CO1832015-10-20334 Days Later
2015-01-24 Colorado Mines Peak38083627 USA-CO1012015-03-2055 Days Later
2015-03-29 North Star Mountain41504097 USA-CO126 
2015-09-15TRMount Meeker42403719 USA-CO1312015-09-227 Days Later
2015-12-10 Bald Mountain41713694 USA-CO6402016-02-0961 Days Later
2015-12-10 Tenderfoot Mountain34873353 USA-CO134 
2016-01-29 Mount Elbert43993962 USA-CO27652016-03-1142 Days Later
2016-05-25 Mount Sniktau40343936 USA-CO1582015-03-06Already 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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