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farrisglPerfect Day to Summit..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2003


This was the best weather I have ever had in my several times on Whitney. Cool, but not cold, light wind, and no haze in the Owens Valley. In August this same year, we had snow. Fantastic weekend outing coming up from the Portal and camping at Trail Camp.
Posted Feb 27, 2009 9:27 pm

ADK1st time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008
Hit the switchbacks from Trail Camp at 230 in the morning. My hiking buddy and I thought it be cool to catch the sunrise plus get up the Mountain & back down before it got to late in the day. I am so glad I made the time this year to come up here! Looking forward to a return trip to hike more of the surrounding areas.
Posted Feb 14, 2009 5:45 am

sgb02dCalifornia Dreaming
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 1999


June will mark 10 years since I did Whitney. As a delinquet 15 year old I ingnored eating and drinking water at high altitudes, and learned the hard way (projectile vomit at the summit)
Posted Feb 9, 2009 4:28 pm

justingMWT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008


This little hike reignited my passion for mountains.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 4:35 pm

JGHarrisonFrom John Muir Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


Great way to finish the most amazing trail I have ever been on
Posted Jan 26, 2009 1:57 pm

sassyplattIn one day...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2003


First experience with altitude sickness but still wonderful.
Posted Jan 24, 2009 6:58 pm

travelin_lightWinter Ascent of the East Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009


On January 18th, 2009 Albert Lin and I made a winter ascent of the East Face of Mount Whitney. We brought a ukulele for moral support. Is that aid?
Posted Jan 22, 2009 2:17 pm

liferequiresairGreat Mountain!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008


Solo accent of the Mountaineer's Route. Very windy day but an amazing climb.
Posted Jan 18, 2009 8:48 pm

robojedaNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008


Visited on the way from Crescent. Superb sunrise. Butt cold. ;D
Posted Jan 14, 2009 5:57 pm

Zevia main trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


trail is easy, altitude was hard above 13,000 ft. just awesome views once gaining the ridge
Posted Dec 8, 2008 8:48 pm

byatesEasier than I thought  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1998


The standard route, round trip 10.5 hours.
Posted Dec 8, 2008 12:14 pm

OWildernessBrutal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2007


Climbed Whitney along the John Muir trail in one day with a couple of friends. What a trip!
Posted Dec 7, 2008 6:20 am

wyopeakMikeda big one  Sucess!


Hiked up the regular trail on a long day almost 20 years ago. What a magical summit view. Even though there were many people, it is just a great place to be. Tired feet on the last few miles down, and stayed in Lone Pine. What a fantastic area to experience. The views of Russell and Williamson are amazing.
Posted Nov 30, 2008 11:44 am

davidjhoopesPortal Trail  Sucess!


Backpacked in. One night. Bear took one of our packs, camera, filter.
Posted Nov 27, 2008 9:38 pm

alpinegosseDone  Sucess!


East Buttress, 23 Hours, out of Shape, people waited.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 11:39 am

ScottyPEast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006


Great route. Missed the fresh air but found a nice 5.8 crack instead. Looooong approach hike!
Posted Nov 13, 2008 6:28 pm

RSBARNESTwo day trip  Sucess!


It was an Awesome trip.
Posted Nov 11, 2008 1:24 am

nextyearranierMountaineers Route
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006


Made it to the summit, hard time on the ledges, challenging for a novice like me.
Posted Nov 3, 2008 8:35 pm

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


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


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

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