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Brad MastrosDay Hike East Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Brad Mastros

A very long day with Dave German who led the whole route.
Posted May 20, 2007 11:00 pm

phillinleySpring climb
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

phillinley

Bit off more than I could chew on a one-day attempt.
Posted May 10, 2007 2:36 am

LonePeakFreakGreat Hike  Sucess!

LonePeakFreak

Loved the camping, the views, and the company. A great hike.
Posted Apr 27, 2007 1:14 pm

RobertthethirdVia Kearsage pass

Robertthethird

Solo 2 1/2 days from onion valley, had summited with a group of freinds via MR route 7 days earlier.
Posted Apr 24, 2007 11:15 pm

snowclimber12MR  Sucess!

snowclimber12

climbed up the mountaineers route i was 12 years old, threw up a bunch at rest on the way down from the summit and the day before. But i made it to the top.
Posted Apr 22, 2007 11:00 pm

ripper333east buttress
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2005
with steve.. killer climb.. moved quickly
Posted Apr 21, 2007 12:08 am

Peak_BaggerMuir's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2004

Peak_Bagger

What a great route, loved it, snowed at the summit. Love the quick hike to iceburg lake too, nice camp spots.
Posted Apr 17, 2007 5:04 am

Vladislavtrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2004

Vladislav

Quoting a hiker I've met on the summit:
- This ranks as my second favorite place on earth.
- What is the first?
- I don't know, I haven't seen it yet.
Posted Apr 6, 2007 8:03 pm

duaxanhlucky first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2000
It was my first 14er and only three of six people in our original plan made it. It was the labor day weekend and we were lucky to get the permit that year. This mountain taught me to respect the big mountain condition. We started out with a blue sky up until around 11am and all of a sudden the sky changed and the dark cloud covered us. It hailed, rained and snowed within 30 mintues. We didn't make it to the second base camp as planned so the next day we got up at 4am and made it to the summit and on the way back we made hot food near mt. Muir which many hiker thought we were not serious...
Posted Apr 1, 2007 6:39 pm

Vic HansonMain Trail, 1st 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1999

Vic Hanson

Not sure this is the exact date but is close. It was my first 14er, did it as a day hike with a bunch of friends from our singles group at church. Took just over 12 hours. Caught the "bug" and have been hiking and climbing since.
Posted Apr 1, 2007 3:35 pm

bcdwheelchair ramp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2001

bcd

took the wheelchair ramp for my first trip up Whitney.
Never again.
Posted Mar 21, 2007 4:46 am

mow10Super Snowy Spring Summit Should've Snowboarded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2002

mow10

8 inches fresh snow, 2 am, Boy Scout Lakes. Sunny, no wind, 10 am, Summit. Mountaineers Route. Wish I had my board. Again on Sept 15 03, E face. 9 hours on route. Missed the traverse and ended up having to lead loose 5.8 chimney to gain Giant Steps. Summit, 6pm. Full moon rise from the notch. Unbeliveable. E Buttress next trip!!
Posted Mar 16, 2007 8:09 pm

The edgeHP #46  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2004

The edge

Third attemot;
No equipment since the airline lost my luggages and I didn't want to wait for them...
I got a one day permit and off I was...
Start time at 2:00AM... got to the top and back in one day...
It was simply awesome....and crazy...
Four to go....!!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:19 pm

David RosenbergIntro to the Sierras  Sucess!

Twice day hiked from the portal. Both times after Labor Day and cut into the crowds a bit. Best time 9.5 hours.
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:58 am

Mescalito345Mountaineer's Route
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

Mescalito345

I went on a guided trip with SMI up the Mountaineer's Route in April 2006. Several winter storms had passed through the Sierras in early April, and there was a lot of snow on the route. On the second day it began to snow, and we set up camp at around 12,000 feet, between Upper Boy Scout Lake and Iceberg Lake. The snow continued throughout the night, and it was still snowing (temperature was 13 degrees) when we left camp at 4:30 a.m. on April 23 for a summit attempt.

The snow continued as our group of nine headed up the 30 to 40 degree chute that leads to the peak. We were making good progress, and by 7:30 a.m. we had climbed to around 13,200 feet. But after we had triggered several snow slides, our guide decided that it was best to turn around. Snow was accumulating at a high rate, and the avalanche danger would have been even greater during our descent from the peak.

Note: I summitted Whitney five times via the Main Trail, between 1989 and 2005.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 12:18 am

skunk apeBeen there.  Sucess!

skunk ape

Had a Great hike up in the night. Watched the sun come up from the summit.
Posted Feb 27, 2007 1:44 am

lizrdboyWhitney never gets old  Sucess!

lizrdboy

Three times to the top. Once with Dad (67yo), once with the Boy Scouts, and once up the Mountaineers route. Good times.
Posted Feb 25, 2007 5:11 am

BigPsycheDadeeUp the west side via the JMT  Sucess!

BigPsycheDadee

I came to Whitney after solo thru-hiking the Colorado Trail. I went over Shepherd Pass (tough hike, great views of Williamson and Tyndall) and joined the JMT. Rolled out of camp at Guitar Lake before sunrise and was the first to summit that day.

Awesome trip, great weather. I hiked out to Whitney Portal as I arranged a shuttle with a retired Forest Service guy.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 5:46 pm

HyadventureMain Trail Dayhike 1996  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1996

Hyadventure

My first ascent of anything. Wanted to achieve something before I turned 40. Made all the rookie mistakes but I still summited. Since then I've been back for four more successful summits. I did my first alpine climb on the east buttress and lead the east face.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 7:31 pm

highicetry again in spring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2000
did the mtneers route instead of E. face, the snow on the east face was too unstable on the slabs. nice ice traverse above the couloir. I'd recommend going straight up the left wall instead of traversing around it forever...more esthetic that way, if you like ice climbing.
Posted Jan 30, 2007 6:20 pm

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