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nayrbGot Sick 500 Vertical Feet from Summit
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008

nayrb

Climbed w/ my good friend Bill ... and his friend Gary. We came up from the Whitney Portal that morning around 7 AM and made it to Trail Camp pretty quick. After lunch decided to go for summit instead of waiting until 2 AM. After 97-ish switchbacks ... made it to Trail Crest at around 13,600 ft. We crossed by the "windows" and I got sick ... bad headach, dizzy, and sick to my stomach ... my 1st experience w/ AMS. I decided to head down 500 vertical feet from summit. Bill & Gary went on to summit. It was cold & windy. Made it back down to trail camp just before the sun went down. Bill & Gary made it down about 1 hour after the sun went down. I will go back. Great climb & experience though. Note: about 2 hours up the switchback & 1.5 hours from Trail Crest to Summit.
Posted Oct 25, 2008 11:30 am

BLongWhitney Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

BLong

I climbed Mt. Whitney with a good friend / fellow guide on June 27th this year. It was a great trip with some excellent views as the sun rose. Good time despite the heavy traffic.

2011 update: I climbed the east buttress route in late june. Good prep for Mt. Russell.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 6:39 pm

Cascade ScramblerFeels like 20 miles each way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008

Cascade Scrambler

Climbed this mountain after having my first shot ripped out from under me by an unethical former climbing partner. This was a great climb with beautiful scenery and lots of great people to meet along the way. Next time, we'll climb a different route to shake things up a bit.
Posted Oct 5, 2008 1:54 am

uh60speedyOff the JMT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008
Came up from Guitar Lake off of John Muir Trail. We wanted to climb Langley as well, but we were already behind schedule one day. Ended up coming out at Whitney Portal, with our car still at Horeshoe.
Posted Oct 2, 2008 12:37 pm

SkydiveKenOnce again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

SkydiveKen

Mountaineers route one more time! #5 Down the main trail to tag Muir.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 11:33 pm

canicholDay hike from Whitney Portal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1997

canichol

Started the hike at 6am and finished at 7pm after a swim in Lone Pine Lake. Met a bear on the trail - he passed me coming down into the campground, and I watched as he strolled over to the nearest jeep, popped open the unguarded cooler in the back and proceeded to have breakfast. Second time was done in 2002.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 11:52 am

rematoreMade it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

rematore

The hardest part was finding time to get out there.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 12:15 am

iceOne day Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

ice

Started at 3AM from the Whitney Portal trailhead. Took the Whitney Trail route and arrived on the peak at around 11AM. Perfect weather and no mishaps. Climbed Muir on the way down.
Posted Sep 24, 2008 4:09 am

RyanCampagnaAdamJ loves switchbacks!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

RyanCampagna

Little bro got sick and didn't make it up, bummer. Overall, great time with some good friends. Pizza factory was kinda a pain in the ___ cuz of some crazy kids running around, and they take forever, but the pizza was my savior, as was the hostel shower... Done.
Posted Sep 23, 2008 3:12 pm

AdamJI call this a nighthike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

AdamJ

Left at 10pm with some buddies. Awesome ascent but on the way down it seemed that some rascal added an extra 5 miles or so...damn flat switchbacks! Didn't remember them on the way up in the dark.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 7:28 pm

96avs01Full Moon Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008

96avs01

A great dayhike on the main trail under full moon illumination. Summited at sunrise.
Posted Sep 17, 2008 1:14 pm

MelitoIrpinoWhitney  Sucess!

MelitoIrpino

Did this hike 3 times in the 90's all up the Portal trail, although one time the 98 switchbacks were covered with snow so we had to go straight up. Would like to try the Mountaineers Route some day and also climb Muir.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 2:35 pm

KClossonOnly Need to Do It Once  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

KClosson

I have done the tourist route twice (Also, July 25, 2008) as day hikes. It was fun the first time, but I was kind of bored with it the second time around since the views had been burned into my head from the year before. It is respectable mountain for its height. Although I may try another route someday to the top there is just too much of the Eastern Sierra that I would rather spend time climbing.
Posted Sep 11, 2008 9:14 pm

SiennaAlways fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2001

Sienna

Great mountain.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 3:38 pm

seanoNorth face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007

seano

Climbed on the Russell-Whitney-Muir loop. Nice route, and not too hard to find on the way up.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 2:14 pm

crnhlioGood workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2007

crnhlio

Camped on the top for 3 nights before going to AK. Should have brought some non-climbing magazines.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 10:39 am

Tom FralichEast Face and East Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2008

Tom Fralich

East Face (III 5.7) -- August 28, 2008 -- Jeff Bance and I climbed this classic route from a camp at Iceberg Lake. The climbing took us 4.5 hours with a fair bit of simul-climbing. Routefinding was straightforward with the SuperTopo. We enjoyed a few minutes on the summit, but were quickly recruited for a rescue of some hikers off-route on 5th class terrain from the Mountaineer's Route. It took about 2 hours to extract the stranded hiker from a ledge about 200 ft below the summit. The ranger was appreciative and his berating of the knuckleheads after the fact was good entertainment.

East Buttress (III 5.7) -- August 13, 2009 -- Went back with Mary to do this route. We took it slow and easy, camping at Lower Boy Scout Lake and then at Iceberg Lake before climbing the route. We had excellent weather the whole time and the climbing on the route was excellent. We met some interesting characters on the summit and saw a knucklehead off-route on the descent, giving me flashbacks to the year before. Took us 5 hours to climb the route and 2 hours to descend back to Iceberg Lake.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 1:41 am

Lips74One Day = Ouch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

Lips74

Climbed Mount Whitney via the tourist route in one day with Daniel Malinow. While presenting no technical difficulty this route will ruin your knees as all that granite dishes out quite a pounding. 35 degrees F on the summit with 30 mph winds.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 12:30 pm

NefsekWhitney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Nefsek

Set up camp at Iceberg, went up East Face the next day, down Mountaineers. Best climb so far...
Posted Aug 25, 2008 2:16 pm

Fins1292nd Choice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Fins129

We're planning on getting a permit to camp at meyson lakes, ended up with a Whitney permit. Great hike, did Muir on the way down.
Posted Aug 25, 2008 3:45 am

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