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mtndonkeyMR Winter Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2007


Did this over two days in excellent snow conditions. It was awesome to finally make it after several failed winter attempts. This was my first non-solo trip and I guess that extra motivation finally paid off.
Posted Jan 3, 2008 9:19 pm

nbasfordOne Long Day  Sucess!


Left trailhead at 11an returned at 8:30 pm
Posted Dec 30, 2007 11:59 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007


I've reached the summit at least 6 times...I've stopped counting
Posted Dec 25, 2007 9:05 am

climbing1Solo MR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007


Great weather and a nice class 3 solo climb. Hope to return and climb Mt Russell.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 6:46 pm

amcke004Mt. Whitney through cottonwood  Sucess!


50 mile hike up the backside of whitney. Best way to go as far as acclimitization in my opinion.
Posted Dec 22, 2007 5:31 am

jmcvia East Buttress


Up the East Buttress and down Mountaineers route, back at Iceberg Lake by 1:00pm
Posted Dec 21, 2007 10:13 am

sdespinsWinter Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2007


Main trail, overnight at Outpost Camp. LONG slog up (15 mile RT). Hard packed snow/ice on "99 switchbacks", other snow/ice up to Outpost Camp and after John Muir trail (around back of whitney). Need crampons. Very windy (up to 50 mph) but not too cold. Some snow this morning. Road to Whitney Portal ok (ignore the road closed sign) and save yourself an additional 4 miles of hiking. Conditions may change with incoming storm. No permits required.
Posted Dec 6, 2007 8:27 pm

Jackalopes1 1/2 years in the planning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007


Planned to do it a year earlier but it just was not in the cards. Did it as an overnighter. Took 10 hours to get up AND ALMOST 8 TO GET DOWN! It was all and more than advertized. I was actually misty eyed the last 100 yards to the top.
Posted Dec 4, 2007 2:08 pm

breagenMountaineers Route and main trail- 1 day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2007


Summited via Mountaineers Route and descended the main trail, almost no one on the mountian that day! twisted an ankle on the way back which made for a longer time out than expected but incredible experience!
Posted Dec 2, 2007 9:17 pm

whaynalNovember Day Hike (Main Trail)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007


On 1.5 hours of sleep, we left the trailhead at 4:30am, summit by 1:15pm. Crampons were required on the switchbacks after the cables and we took them off after reaching Trail Crest. It was nice having the top to ourselves for about 15 minutes, when a pair of marines joined us.

We were back at the car by 6:40pm. Coldest temperature was about 20 degrees around 9am--almost no sun except when above Trail Crest.
Posted Nov 15, 2007 2:02 am

OhNoIDidntMuir had the life  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2007


Great climb, great view! My best friend and I camped at Iceburg lake and awoke to find beautiful weather with no clouds in the sky. We went up the mountaineer's route with some snow (crampons were helpful, not required) and more wind in the couloir than we imagined. The view was worth the trip!
Posted Nov 5, 2007 8:51 pm

CookieMonsterMT Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2007


A nice day with nobody on the summit! There's some snow above Trail Camp, especially on the north facing slopes starting near the cables. The snow was still soft, but you will need crampons when it ices up. It's wise to carry poles, or better yet, an ice axe.
Posted Nov 4, 2007 5:27 pm

Michael Graupe2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Michael Graupe

Last day of the 2007 Sierra Challenge. The main objective of the day was to climb Mt. Newcomb. Starting at Whitney Portal I decided to climb McAdie on the way from Arc Pass. Then descended the class 2 chute to Crabtree Pass, climbed Mt. Newcomb via the class 3 east face. From there I returned to Crabtree Pass and gained the Sierra Crest climbing Discovery Pinnacle from the south. I intercepted the trail and hiked up Mt. Whitney. On the way back I also climbed Keeler Needle, Crooks Peak, Third Needle, Aguille Extra, Aguille du Paquoir and Mt. Muir. A long day in a very beautiful area. 14.5h car to car.
Posted Nov 2, 2007 1:57 pm

Zac FinleyWhitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2007

Zac Finley

Did the main trail in a day. Hard icy snow made the trekking slow up to trail crest. Crampons would have been nice, but it was very doable without. Had the summit to myself on a perfect blue sky day.
Posted Nov 2, 2007 10:30 am

Vinnyeast butt in a day  Sucess!


Marty and I were too late for passes so that left us no option but to cheat. we got caught and had to go with the next option. Run up in a day. great climb but getting there was a bugger. We took turns leading and being exhausted by the altitude and the quick pace.
Posted Oct 30, 2007 11:45 pm

mountainjunkieWhitney Main Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


Summitted via the main trail. Started from the trailhead and did the climb as an all day hike. Crampons were a must.
Posted Oct 30, 2007 9:59 am

ZzyzxNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007
Climbed solo after descending South Face of Mt. Russell. Fun class 3 scramble. Got barely missed by a rockfall, most likely triggered by hikers above traversing the N. Face to the notch on Mountaineer's Route.
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:27 am

panweilinWhitney via main trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005


Backpacked to Trail Camp, still too early, so decided to went up to the summit on the same day via main trail.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 6:06 pm

eric.hannanDay Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


I went up with my brother. There was quite a bit of snow on the switchbacks but about a quarter of the way up the altitude sickness got the better of him and he had to turn back. We hooked up with 2 guys from Jersey, one went back with my brother and Rob went to the top with me. Coming from Orange County the altitude for the dayhike hit me hard. I did get sick a few times but made it and it was well worth it! Crampons were needed just pass the cables and that scared alot of people away which made it more enjoyable for us!

Posted Oct 22, 2007 9:15 pm

gomez131st 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2002


My first climb/hike in Ca. Been hooked ever since Main Whitney trail is a real grind. Next time is the mountaineers route
Posted Oct 20, 2007 10:54 am

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