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Scott WesemannDate Climbed: July 99
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1999

Scott Wesemann

This was an amazing peak. The views are incredible. When we got to the portal it was raining and cold and the guy in the store said it was supposed to rain for three days. We decided to give it a try anyway, so we hiked to Outpost camp and the rain stopped. Off for the summit at 5:00 AM. Still cold and the views were amazing when the clouds would occasionally clear. Passed a few people that had AMS symptoms on the switchbacks. We made really good time on the switchbacks, as we were acclimated. Reached the crest and the views were impressive. We made good time and after we reached the last window, we heard some thunder in the distance. Brandon decided to turn back and I took off running for the summit. Ran all the way to the top, passing several parties. When I reached the summit it was snowing, blowing and the visibility was almost zero. I was all alone on top and that was a great feeling. Snapped a few pics and ran all the way back to the crest. I was totally beat after that, but I saw Brandon on the switchbacks, so we met up and hiked down. This hike is amazing and I would recommend to anyone. (See trip report)
Posted Mar 29, 2005 12:24 pm

RModelliRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's route Date Climbed: 3/24/05


Man...we had heard of the high snowfalls and decided to go and check it out for ourselves. I had seen the photos posted from the earlier part in march 2005 and it did not look bad at all.

We got to the route and were faced with waist deep fresh snow, with avy danger all around us and decided to retreat and go back...we got to the bowl next to LBSL.

Another time...
Posted Mar 25, 2005 7:41 pm

daaRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


camera got stolen after.... long... LONG... hike.. something like 99 switchbacks...
Posted Mar 21, 2005 11:32 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Oct 92  Sucess!


Day Hike
Posted Mar 12, 2005 1:55 pm

Brian FrederickRoute Climbed: MR, East butress, East Face Date Climbed: Various 1978-2000  Sucess!

Brian Frederick

Always fun, all routes worth doing. Climbed in spring ,summer and fall. Came down the trail once after planned bivy on summit...had fool's luck it happened to be the best night of the perseid meteor shower and crystal clear. East Face is truly a classic, east butt is a better rock climb and MR is a fun spring climb.
Posted Mar 10, 2005 10:24 pm

puma_patrickRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2000  Sucess!


This is our second time on the mountain. This time we did not suffer through the sleep over at trail camp. We did the "day hike". Makes for a long day.

Posted Mar 9, 2005 12:36 pm

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: John Muir Trail Date Climbed: 05/30/99  Sucess!


Backpacked to Bighorn park and climbed from there the next day. 99 switchbacks covered completely in snow.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:20 pm

clleisRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!
Two day hike with friends from Ohio. Could not have asked for better weather in October, warm and sunny. Camped at Consultation Lake, great uncrowded site just before Trail Camp. The altitude hit me at 13, 500 ft. The remaining 1,000 ft. was a struggle.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 1:28 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2003  Sucess!


The weather gods smiled on us this weekend - great climb!
Posted Mar 3, 2005 1:53 pm

Freddys27Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: Probably May 2000  Sucess!
What a great trip. I wish that I would have read this site before hand. We went without Rope, an Ice axe and crampons and regretted it (not that much, no injuries). We rented instep crampons thank God. Traversing the top section with those four small little spikes was intense.

This was the most fun trip that I've ever had.
Posted Mar 2, 2005 7:01 pm

The Defiant OneRoute Climbed: Mule Trail Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

The Defiant One

Started at 4:30 PM camped at 12000 after hiking in the dark summited and got back to trailhead by 4:30PM
Posted Feb 28, 2005 7:58 pm

Nate DRoute Climbed: the easiest Date Climbed: 1987  Sucess!

Nate D

Great family outing. Highest summit for me.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 4:37 pm

cottersnowRoute Climbed: Mountaineers, E. Face, Muir- Whitney-Russel link up Date Climbed: 2003 - 2005  Sucess!
I like this mountain alot but my favorite route thus far is starting with the SE buttress of Muir and then linking Whitney and Russel. Three bid 14ers in not so long of a day and not many people.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 3:35 pm

jtreeRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: 1991  Sucess!


Climbed that East Face route with my brother Mike Reyes in eight hours. Later that night while sleeping back at Iceberg Lake we were awakened by a desperate party still high on the route shouting out their belay signals in the dark, cold, night air. Later heard that they were supposed to be back in San Diego for work the next day.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 12:27 am

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!


Mountaineer's Route is fun to do in May.
Posted Feb 27, 2005 7:33 pm

doctorpeakbaggerRoute Climbed: Through Muir Date Climbed: July 22, 2004


Didn't bag the peak secondary to AMS starting at about 13,000 ft. Made it just passed 14k before I had to stop. Dizziness, nausea, headache, and no balance. Acclimatize as much as possible beforehand!
Posted Feb 21, 2005 4:54 pm

ahaassRoute Climbed: standard hiking trail Date Climbed: August 18, 2000  Sucess!


9 gals and my guy made for a perfect group with perfect weather for a day hike in the park.
Posted Feb 19, 2005 9:51 pm

cloudripprRoute Climbed: Mountaineers Date Climbed: April, 2002  Sucess!


This was my latest trip having done it 3 times nefore via Whitney Trail. By far the best one!
Posted Feb 13, 2005 5:55 pm

LinejudgeRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 14, 2004  Sucess!
Wife and I attempted Whitney from the main trail. She made it to Trail crest and headed down I made it to the summit. We camped at Consultation Lake had great weather and saw our first nude hiker.
Posted Feb 9, 2005 5:05 pm

chilkootRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail (Whitney Portal) Date Climbed: August 7, 2000  Sucess!


Beautiful Day! We got an early start (1:00 a.m. or so) and reached Trail Camp just as those camped there were waking up. Can't remember exactly how many hamburgers I downed at the Whitney Portal store at the end of the day, but I think it was more than I can count on one hand!
Posted Feb 3, 2005 1:17 pm

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