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SawtoothSeanTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010


Did the Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Muir traverse in a long day with SuperDave. Whitney was great, but Mt. Russell was spectacular. We had the summit to ourselves on Whitney about 3pm.
Posted Aug 27, 2011 9:27 pm

GaryJWolffMt. Whitney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1989


Here is a panorama pic from Mt. Whitney's summit, made back before people used digital cameras: http://www.garyjwolff.com/360-degree-panorama-from-top-of-mt-whitney.html
Posted Aug 24, 2011 8:43 pm

BrianChase6 times  Sucess!


beautiful alpine region. ive only ever been in winter.
Posted Aug 22, 2011 4:38 pm

blueshadeMountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011


Really easy route. Chute up to near the summit is mostly Class 2, but loose. Nice Class 3 above though, not for those that aren't used to that kind of thing. The little snow remaining is easily avoidable.
Posted Aug 16, 2011 2:08 pm

bc44caesarEast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011


Climbed from Upper Boyscout Lake. Superb route. Iceberg Lake to summit in 3.5 hrs. Belayed Tower Traverse, up the notch, Fresh Air Traverse, the chimney, the 5.7 corner, and the short 5.5 slab above the corner. Simuled everything else.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 12:28 pm

Paul1Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


Not bringing the snowshoes was a BAD call!
Posted Aug 2, 2011 3:28 am

MissHMountaineer's Route up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2011


First time over 12,000 ft and enjoyed every foot of it! Ascended Mountaineer's Route. Good thing I had EricD to help find the disappearing route and a great trail description. Gorgeous weather except for brief moments of smokey skies. Descended in dark via Whitney Trail under very starry skies. Red moon rise around 9:30 pm due to smokey haze.
Posted Jul 20, 2011 4:58 pm

ericdthe mountaineers route is eye opening  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2011


A 1-day summit on Mt Whitney coming done in a little bit of dark. Got our day pass at Lone Pine ranger station and learned more about the ominous smokey air, then to the trailhead, perfect for car camping...it even has a general store to boot. Started out at 6:30am, about 1 mile in, took the Mountaineers route to the top. 10hrs, 6000' elev gain, nice lakes for breaks, snow patches and some loose rock. Class 3 scramble to the summit hut was an eye opener. Decended via the traditional route...a little less steep! Enjoyed the extra long day and tired feet.
Posted Jul 20, 2011 4:19 pm

IcemansurfLong day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010


Last year, lots of snow still, did the day hike from Whitney Portal. Left at 2AM, made it up the snow chute before it was post-hole city, and made the summit at 1130am. Didn't drink enough water, dehydration and altitude made me puke twice after glisading down to Trail camp. Back to the car by 6pm. Long day but glad to have made it. Weather was great and the views were awesome. Would love do to the Mountaineers route sometime.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 9:06 pm

zoomlocoRock routes best  Sucess!


Many times; the harder the route on this peak, the better it is...
Posted Jul 16, 2011 4:04 pm

wma204Mountaineers Route
Date Climbed: May 26, 2011


Went from trailhead to Iceberg Lake. The mountain seemed still firmly set in winter. High winds, low temps, insufficient tent, stove that decided not to work and a partner with possible AMS made us decide to turn around. However, it is a beautiful route. I can't wait to get back and give it another go.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 10:27 am

OsterizerOsterized  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006


Made the summit around noon via the Hikers Route
Posted Jul 15, 2011 8:52 pm

reconronin949How dare you?
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2011


Late post here. Myself and two others attempted the Mountaineer's Route, only to be punted off due to a storm. Winds were raging at Iceberg lake. Probably in the 60+ range with higher gusts at times. While we were making our go/no go decision, some others who just turned around advised we should turn around as another guided rope team had a fall and winds were getting worse. I try to summit each winter, but not this year I guess. Oh well. Next year I may solo.
Posted Jul 14, 2011 7:25 pm

NWA snowy July  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011


Did a 2 day trip up the Whitney trail, stayed at Trail Camp. Alot of snow this year, switchbacks were closed so had to go up the chute. Was a good time, after 10 minutes on the summit thunder boomed, it started to snow and we all fled! My first 14er!
Posted Jul 14, 2011 7:53 am

BLongEast Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011


Enjoyed a trip up the East Buttress of Whitney
Posted Jul 7, 2011 3:24 am

pingzingrMR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Received walk-in permit Friday morning and departed the Portal for Upper Boy Scout Lake. Summited Saturday and returned to Upper Boy Scout. Hiked out Sunday morning. Snow conditions were quite soft. Almost easier to use the rock/scree to move up to the Notch unless you leave EARLY for the summit.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 12:51 am

ShredTheGnarLots of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2011


Lots of snow this year.
Posted Jul 2, 2011 9:44 pm

Vitaliy M.Winter success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

Vitaliy M.

Mar 13 2010 Winter climb via MR. Our party was the only successful group that day. Need to come back for East Buttress/Face

09/29/2011 East Face car to car after a long ass drive from the bay area and maybe an hour of sleep at th TH...if weather was supposed to be better during the weekend we had a lot more planned...but this was fun in a way. MR had Water Ice all over..was fun to see that.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 4:04 pm

mjp20kMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006


Perfect conditions up and down
Posted Jun 27, 2011 9:16 pm

Joseph BulloughLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2011

Joseph Bullough

Our original plan was to climb the Mountaineers Route, but Lone Pine Creek was raging, so we backtracked and settled for the standard route.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 1:16 pm

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