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HotovenLong Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


13 hour day hike. Saw a Bear in the morning while getting ready with breakfast. Fun hike, great view, and perfect weather!
Posted Apr 16, 2009 1:15 am

jspeiglWhitney, finally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009


I'd been planning a winter ascent of the mountaineer's route since the fall before. On the first attempt in February I was turned back by a storm. I cancelled the next planned trip in March due to another storm. Finally, during a perfect 2 day weather window I did it. It was my first ascent of Whitney.
Posted Apr 16, 2009 12:15 am

Ken DammenMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

Ken Dammen

Andy and I climbs Whitneys MR for the first time. Camped at Iceberg lake which was frozen over. Watched as four climbers were stranded overnight on the main face of Whitney. We talked to them at the top and they said their leader underestimated the climb time. Four dudes with one space blanket roped up on the side of a mountain...= very long cold night. Great climb would highly recommend.
Posted Apr 14, 2009 12:38 pm

junoiceclimberNaked Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 1996


Soloed the dog route in deep spring snow up the left side snow chute, bipassing the switchbacks to the south. The summit experience is one of great reward. If a person is on top and over four feet tall, their elevation is over 14,500 at eye level!! I would like to climb one of the 5.8 rock routes next time.
Posted Apr 13, 2009 6:47 pm

scottmitchMR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009


great climb
Posted Apr 5, 2009 9:21 pm

deungsansummit again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2007


second time on top. Alone this time.
Posted Mar 28, 2009 6:40 pm

oso1212Whitney Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009


Ascended Mountaineer's Route. Bivy'ed on top and descended main trail. Worst night sleep in my recent memory.
Posted Mar 21, 2009 7:03 pm

oso1212Re: Whitney Traverse


Yes, that was me carrying the steep-and-cheap special sleeping pad up the mountain. It paid off because that was the only comfortable thing about that night.
Posted Mar 24, 2009 2:46 pm

peakmindA Long Walk on Good Trails  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2001


It was nice to bag the summit. Hardly any people on the mountain.
Posted Mar 21, 2009 12:30 am

recastA Very Educational Climb
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009


Didn't make the summit but my buddy Dave and I learned some valuable mountaineering lessons. First morning at Lower Boyscout we found that our stove wouldn't work in that cold so we had no access to water. We ran into two fellow climbers, Robb and Gareth, that were really amazing and provided us with water and some great advice for us novices. Thanks guys, you really saved our trip! Next winter Dave and I plan to give the summit another go, but this time with the proper preparation.
Posted Mar 14, 2009 7:18 pm

mthomasFirst Ascent of "Lost", IV 5.9+ with Doug Robinson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2006


See "Rock & Ice" magazine, Jan. 2007, page 20, or 2007 edition of American Alpine Journal for Route Description.
Posted Mar 1, 2009 11:45 am

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

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

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