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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Eric Koppel

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 Eric Koppel'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
2008-02-09 Mount Colden47154560 USA-NY8762009-01-05 b331 Days Later
2008-07-18TRMount Marcy53445000 USA-NY49142006-12-28Already Climbed
2008-12-19TRSchunnemunk Mountain16641500 USA-NY11642008-01-21Already Climbed
2011-08-27TRHelagsfjället58925577 Sweden37142013-07-111 Year, 318 Days Later

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