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missymtngirlAs Slow as a Snail.....but Succeeded Nonetheless  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008


Blue skies, sweet overnight site, and a slice of heaven.
Posted Aug 20, 2009 8:48 pm

spenceFrom the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 1974


My first 14er and first state highpoint. Climbed from the west at the end of a 2 week backpacking trip on the JMT. Age 7.

Climbed again 40 years later on 8/29/2014 after a 2 week backpacking trip on the JMT.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 2:59 pm

DeltakypDay trip w/ a detour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006


My favorite hike without snow! My highest climb but the altitude didn't affect me much. Hiked via Whitney Portal and had planned a 1 day out-and-back though had setup a tent at Outpost Camp in case we decided to stay which we ended up having to as we assisted a 'tourist' hiker who was feeling the effects of the altitude and had become seperated from his group and was near-incoherent. So we helped him a good ways down in the dark as he had no light and put him up in our tent with some tea and soup. Great hike and helped someone in the process.
Posted Aug 15, 2009 10:59 pm

KVHikerMountaineers Route Up Main Trail Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008


I went on a hike to Mount Whitney which is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet. We left at around 4:00 AM and returned 13.5 hours later. I was not able to take pictures of Elephant Ear or the Ledges because it was too dark when we ascended that section. We took the mountaineers route up, and the main trail back down. The hike featured class 3 & 4 climbing on the way up which took us about 8 hours. A hail storm came in on our way down the main trail so I could not take pictures for a couple of hours as I was protecting myself and my camera from the 1/4 inch sleet which was followed by rain. I estimate the total distance to be 21-22 miles round trip with an elevation gain of just under 5,900 feet. Amazing Day!!!!!

Posted Aug 13, 2009 1:38 pm

ArioWhitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2004


got a day permit and no much acclimatization... took it easy in 16h !!
Posted Aug 13, 2009 3:24 am

WyoNativeTrail Crest Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009


Reached summit at 2 pm, and continued on to Keeler Needle. One day ascent from Whitney Portal.
Posted Aug 12, 2009 11:42 pm

oliverkaltOne more time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007


Twice this year via Mountaineers Route, some time ago 3 times via E face, I really don't remember what years, but now I'm too old for that I think.
Posted Aug 7, 2009 2:46 am

Sarah SimonFrom Crabtree Meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

Sarah Simon

We woke up early and left Upper Crabtree Meadows by 3:00 AM with headlamps cutting through the dark morning air. We spent nearly two hours on the summit enjoying the views and refueling before returning to Crabtree for another night of camping. Partners: The Crusty Bag-ettes.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 11:17 am

kaine7Awesome Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009


We hauled our gear up to trail camp, set up, and made the summit push the next day. All went well, except sunscreen wore off on the way back and I ended up matching my orange shirt. It was an awesome climb!
Posted Aug 1, 2009 12:18 am

WMLGood hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2009


Switchbacks covered, actually felt like I was doing something other than class 1. good fun.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:34 am

ericwillhiteSleepless in California  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007


Arrived at trailhead late and got little sleep in my truck as everyone was heading up at all hours of the morning. If I'm already excited to climb, how am I to deal with that! Great trip, pictures and report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/california/mount_whitney_126.htm
Posted Jul 24, 2009 3:10 am

SJBirthday Present...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009


via the mountaineers route. no one on top @ 0700, sweet!
Posted Jul 21, 2009 5:51 pm

Bascuela1st time up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009


Climbed with my sister. She kept an awesome pace up the trail! – Thanks!! Plan to climb all of CA’s fourteeners. Figured I’d start with the easiest and highest. One down!
Posted Jul 18, 2009 1:51 am

rlawsonMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2009


Nice easy overnight with camp at Trail Camp.
Posted Jul 14, 2009 3:50 pm

iditarod81Mountaineer's Route.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009


Took the MR on the way up and came down on the highway to avoid sketchy snow in the notch.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 2:34 pm

RobbSo this is a 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2000


One of first ascents, and it was one heck of an adventure. It was windy, and snowing. Can't wait to come back again!
Posted Jul 10, 2009 1:55 pm

GroundswellEast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009


lots of snow on ledges. loose stuff everywhere. only party on route. went down MR.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 4:15 pm

rlshattuckNIce way to end the JMT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


I can only claim the standard trail, as I am still waiting for someone with experience, like Diggler, to invite me to come along. Otherwise my first summit was a nine-year old and my most recent has been all eight of my south bound JMT's. I've slept up top seven times and . . . a few more weeks and I'll tick off #9
Posted Jul 6, 2009 7:37 pm

Vinnyfirst climb as anew dad- east butt  Sucess!


good times with MArty. had to do it in a long push due to no permits available and not planning ahead. gotta love the Sierras
Posted Jul 2, 2009 7:19 pm

cjrandallBrought the buddies with me!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007


Fourth day of a four-day backpack trip that started on the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead out of Horseshoe Meadow. Up at 3am from campsite on tarns above Guitar Lake, long slog up the west-side JMT switchbacks, summit and descent to Whitney Portal car shuttle all in one day, one VERY LONG DAY! Awesome second summit, exactly one year to the day from my first summit.
Posted Jul 1, 2009 7:06 pm

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