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Fred BagniRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: May 5, 2001  Sucess!

Fred Bagni

Lots of snow. A few challenging spots beyond Trail Crest; snow bridges with exposed drops. Fun.
Posted Jul 11, 2004 1:08 pm

Fred BagniRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: January 2002  Sucess!

Fred Bagni

Winter summit. Cold. Pain. Cold. Pain. FUN!
Posted Jul 10, 2004 7:06 pm

sierradiscgolferRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 1973  Sucess!


At fourteen years old this was one of my first peaks!
Posted Jul 9, 2004 6:01 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!


4 hours round trip from Iceberg Lake, a really fun day after freezing on Russell.
Posted Jul 6, 2004 6:52 pm

DebRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: 3 July 2004  Sucess!


My first 14'er! Dave and I took our time to Iceberg Lake for acclimatization on Friday; we enjoyed a beer and feeding the little birds. Saturday we spent a big part of the day climbing Whitney; the granite was beautiful, the weather was flakey, altitude affects were annoying, and we spent the night in the Smithsonian hut. The descent back to camp the next morning was interesting with a party on East Buttress causing ugly rockfall at least once on hour - all along our path!

This was a major accomplishment for me considering my poor balance, crappy route finding skills and over-all wimp-ability to carry a heavy pack. Hugs and kisses to my doting partner! :)
Posted Jul 6, 2004 11:42 am

RobertCharlesAltmanRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: 6/29/04  Sucess!


Great hike! I loved this area. I left the Portal at 3:25AM, hike on up and arrived just fine. I ran down from Trail Camp and arrived back at 3:25PM. Exactly 12 hours to the minute round trip! Clear day, little wind. About 32 degrees whole way up. About 200 yards total of trail snow. Trail over snow easy to follow without crampons. Bring your camera!
Posted Jul 1, 2004 2:28 pm

395guyRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Sunday, June 27, 2004  Sucess!


Great hike. Started at 4:45am. On top at 10:40am. Good weather (cloudless, temps in mid-50s, a nippy wind). Summitted with three friends: Aaron, Dan, and Jason. All of us had a great day. Read my trip report entitled, "Whitney Day Hike on June 27, 2004" and see my photo from Trail Crest.
Posted Jun 29, 2004 12:08 pm

bennadlerRoute Climbed: west slope Date Climbed: may 10 2002  Sucess!


over the west side (crabtree meadow) the late season ice made it easy to point uphill and avoid the switchbacks without impact. Super nice day.

i have trail notes on this site

Posted Jun 29, 2004 12:59 am

ShaaseRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: Fall of 93  Sucess!


I couldn't stop drooling at the Fsh Hook Arete across the way....
Posted Jun 22, 2004 3:58 pm

charles97Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!


Nice day hike on a clear summer day. Trail was mostly clear with a few patches of snow here and there. Started at 5:30, reached summit at 11:30.

Took a detour and bagged Mt. Muir as well. 22 miles, 6,500 ft elevation gain, 2 fourteeners, not bad for a day's work. =^)
Posted Jun 22, 2004 1:11 pm

spinefxrRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's Date Climbed: June 5, 2004  Sucess!


Perfect day to climb. No wind and the views from the top were incredible.
Posted Jun 10, 2004 12:27 pm

rpcRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: May 29-31, 2004  Sucess!


My wife and I climbed this route over Memorial Day weekend. Initially had bigger plans, but experienced pretty severe altitude effects on day 1 (and day 2 and day 3....) approach to Iceberg Lake (12700') - probably enhanced by the overnight travel (=no sleep). It was a fun route - nice to be climbing in an alpine setting after a winter of cragging. Technically easy climbing (harder variations are possible, we followed the route recommended by supertopo) up to about 5.7 (mostly lower than that). Ran into Guilty (see entry below) on the summit - did not know it at the time however.

Posted Jun 4, 2004 11:59 am

GuiltyRoute Climbed: North Slope of Whitney. Date Climbed: May 30, 04  Sucess!


Traverse from Carillon, to Russell, to Muir, to Whitney, and back to Lower Boy Scout Lake. For a nice day hike.
Posted Jun 3, 2004 4:02 am

ridgelineRoute Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: Aug 3 2002  Sucess!


Did the Trail several times before, did the Mtr.rt with Erin, Guy and Doug after an overnight at UBS Lake.
Posted Jun 1, 2004 10:27 pm

balajisvRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: Sep 1 2002  Sucess!


My first 14er. Almost a 24hr dayhike! Whew!
Posted May 27, 2004 1:55 am

dankrasRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: April 26, 2003  Sucess!


Another great day.
Posted May 24, 2004 2:24 am

Ol WalsherRoute Climbed: The Mount Whitney Trail Date Climbed: September 14-15, 2003  Sucess!

Ol Walsher

Uneventful trip with nice weather. Camped at Trail Camp, was on the summit for the sunrise.
Posted May 17, 2004 7:32 pm

thenunzRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: 05/02/04  Sucess!


Great snow and climbing conditions. Don't know how long snow will last. Climbed 2nd chute N' of Muir.
Posted May 4, 2004 1:08 pm

josephgdawsonRoute Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: April 24, 2004  Sucess!


Hiked up to basecamp at Upper Boy Scout Lake. Tagged the summit on day 2 with a little variation from the normal mountaineer's route near the top. In the chute above the notch we stuck to the left side because the snow and ice was in good condition and near the top of that there were a couple of class four and short easy class 5 moves that made the bit just before the summit a good deal of fun. Felt very exposed. I started feeling pretty hammered around 14,250 - after every 10 or 20 steps I had to stop and chill for a minute because my head started to get a little woozy. Nothing like a little suffering before reaching the summit - makes it great. All in all the Mountaineers route was a great climb.
Posted Apr 30, 2004 2:26 am

CompletebumRoute Climbed: Mountaineers Date Climbed: April 11, 2003  Sucess!


Camped just below Iceberg lake and summited the following morning. Strong winds from an approaching storm made packing up camp a little tedious.
Posted Apr 25, 2004 11:30 pm

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