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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Scott Surgent

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 Scott Surgent'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
1993-07TRHumphreys Peak1263311800 USA-AZ60391994-07-111 Year, 10 Days Later
1996-08TRBorah Peak1266211600 USA-ID59822003-08-097 Years, 8 Days Later
1997-05-24TRMount Rainier1441110100 USA-WA132461997-08-1482 Days Later
2002-03-12TRVal Verde County High Point23451700 USA-TX0 
2004-01-15TRStarr County High Point586450 USA-TX44 
2006-07-18TRMount Waas1233110800 USA-UT1793 
2007-01-14TRSierra Estrella High Point45123800 USA-AZ32122009-11-212 Years, 311 Days Later
2007-05-15TRToro Peak87168700 USA-CA39962008-05-281 Year, 13 Days Later
2007-12-16TRMae West Peaks67266400 USA-AZ20262010-11-062 Years, 325 Days Later
2008-01-20TRCoyote Mountain65296100 USA-AZ23292012-02-114 Years, 22 Days Later
2008-03-23TRMae West Peaks672657002USA-AZ20262010-11-062 Years, 228 Days Later
2008-12-13TRDos Cabezas Peaks83598100 USA-AZ32492013-04-204 Years, 128 Days Later
2015-04-27TRTumamoc Hill31082700 USA-AZ6282015-11-22 b209 Days Later
2015-06-18 bTRMower County High Point14401435 USA-MN110 
2016-11-20TRGoldmine Mountain24632350 USA-AZ713 
2017-03-19 bTRKitty Joe Mesa48794870 USA-AZ3712017-03-256 Days Later
2018-07-21 bTRDiamond Point63836200 USA-AZ5062020-12-302 Years, 162 Days Later
2020-02-01TRVekol Mountains High Point36092900 USA-AZ1549 
2021-12-18 aTRPeak 205620561890 USA-AZ1056 
2021-12-26 aTRPeak 297629761950 USA-AZ1116 
2022-01-17TREspanto Mountain18351650 USA-AZ515 
2022-01-27TRDoubletop Mountain37023500 USA-AZ362 
2023-02-09 aTRTable Mountain28952840 USA-AZ2952023-02-24 a15 Days Later

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