Recently, we took a trip up to the Tetons. The goal was to climb The Grand via Petzholdt Ridge.
Unfortunately, we did not reach the top and had to bail halfway up the route. Route finding issues were the main factor (we had already climbed the crux of the route).
While it wasn’t the result we wanted there are plenty of lessons to learn from the experience.
The most important being if you are only picking objectives that you know you can get the top on, you are not trying hard enough.
Some trips are just fun, while others provide a valuable education.