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David MortensenWhitney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

David Mortensen

I did this with my wife. It was a long day (we were both pretty tired). The area was beautiful and we enjoyed the views on the way up just as much as from the summit. We both got a little sick from altitude and slowed down a little on the final approach to the summit, but we made it eventually. I climbed Keeler Needle, Crook's, and Mt. Muir on the way down.
Posted Jul 11, 2013 7:24 pm

theflyingmountaineerBeyond expectations  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

theflyingmountaineer

An absolutely unprecedented ascent via the Mountaineer's Route. We summitted at 9:30 a.m. under a blue sky with puffy white clouds. Temps were in the 50's and a light breeze was blowing. Nothing could have made the climb a better one.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 6:41 pm

trexkerryWhitney and Muir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013
Dayhike via the MW Trail - second time up Whitney. After summiting went up Keeler Needle to the final couple of rocks before backing off then bagged Mt. Muir on the way back. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=95
Posted Jun 30, 2013 4:45 pm

JRaphaelsonRoute: Mountaineer's to Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2013

JRaphaelson

Hiked Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route in one long day. Altitude killed us after just being at sea level a few days prior. But the return trip on the Whitney Trail was very manageable.
Posted Jun 21, 2013 7:27 pm

Ammon HatchNice loop.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2013

Ammon Hatch

Ascended mountaineers route in dry conditions (some snow in gully that was easily avoided) and descended Whitney Trail. 11.5 hours round trip. Beautiful day in the mountains.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 4:46 pm

scgrantAwesome Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

scgrant

An absolutely amazing day. Not a cloud in the sky the whole time we were on the mountain. Spent close to an hour on the summit taking it all in. We had the summit to ourselves for a good portion of that hour. Still early enough in the season we were able to amend our permit so we could ascend via the Whitney trail and descend via the Mountaineers Route. Made for an amazing loop allowing us to take in the beauty and uniqueness of both drainages. Total round trip time was exactly 14 hours including the time on top.
Posted May 20, 2013 2:06 pm

DrHillLong hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2004

DrHill

Via the trail. In one day with the fam
Posted Apr 19, 2013 11:38 pm

faginMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

fagin

Boiling hot day until we hit the wind on the summit. Lovely view, better than I'd been expecting. Wish I could afford to go back to the US
Posted Mar 24, 2013 8:43 am

cwharringtonlawDay Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2010
Attempted mountaineers route the previous fall and got crushed by weather. Returned for a solo day hike of the trail and celebratory burger. Saw a bear steal someones pack in the parking lot. He chased the bear while his wife cried in horror. Ahhhh, nature.
Posted Mar 15, 2013 10:22 am

royandersonEnd of High Sierra Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

royanderson

My brother Ed and I finished the High Sierra Trail here (or, more accurately, at the Whitney Portal after this summit).
Posted Mar 9, 2013 9:51 pm

mrchad93x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2013

mrchad9

First climbed from WP in 2003. Hiked the JMT in 2006 and had planned to sleep on the summit the last night, but a big cold front, hunger, and want for a shower lead us to bail and hike out instead.

Last trip was in March 2013 in good conditions up the Mountaineer's Route.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 5:13 pm

mebo1126Loved it!  Sucess!

mebo1126

I did this over the course of 3 days with my best friend and mom. On day 1 we backpacked to trail camp. Day 2 we summitted and slept at trail camp. Day 3 we hiked back down. We felt so cool when we walked into the Whitney Portal campground until we saw the finish line/many runners completing the badwater ultramarathon. Next goal?
Posted Feb 17, 2013 5:27 pm

UAmatt89WHitney Mountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

UAmatt89

Great time of year to climb this route. Weather was perfect and the crowds were thinning out. Mellow three day round-trip with friends Scott and Kim. The Sierra Nevada and french fries at the Portal Store were an awesome reward for our efforts.
Posted Feb 14, 2013 6:26 pm

orbitorEnd of High Sierra Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

orbitor

My second time, again from the west. The fitting finale after 7 days on the High Sierra Trail. Started out from Guitar Lake and powered to the top with the full backpack on. Felt unstoppable! Views were just as fabulous as the first time, the weather much better. No need to run from late afternoon T-storms this time!
Posted Jan 28, 2013 4:55 pm

xbaghateleven  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2004

xbaghat

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Posted Jan 20, 2013 1:36 am

slychels04On top of the world!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2011

slychels04

The hike to the top of Mt Whitney was an amazing experience. Coming from Indiana preparing for the altitude was difficult. I opted to make this a 3d/3n attempt so that I could acclimate appropriately. The first night we camped at the trailhead, the second night at Trail Camp, and the third night at Outpost Camp. Another nice acclimation hike is in the bristlecone pine national forest. The entire loop is at 10,000 ft.
Posted Dec 31, 2012 9:15 pm

AlphaRomeroWhat's that throbbing in my head?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1991

AlphaRomero

Where do I start with my story? The second summer I lived in CA I had some time off in the fall and was browsing the maps and books at REI (as all serious research was done at the time). I decided to give Whitney a try. Not having any backpack equipment, and a day hike not requiring a permit at the time, off I went to Whitney Portal. Slept a bit, then hit the trail at 5:00 AM, TOTALLY UNKNOWING what I was doing.

I zipped past a backpackers camp, and kept going. Fortunately, 1991 was a very dry year so there was no snow or ice. I did not have enough water, and the headache started at about 12.5K. I painfully summited and headed down right away. Literally STUMBLED into camp after dark, and immediately went into my sleeping bag. THROB, THROB until the next morning. I wanted badly to drive down the hill that night, but couldn't get out of my tent. THROB, THROB. I survived, and am glad I did it. No pictures, no witnesses, but a "life lesson" for sure!
Posted Dec 24, 2012 1:20 pm

CatamountSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009

Catamount

Planned for the better part of a year to hike this one with TLP but a car accident knocked him out of commission after he got to California. Great time nonetheless. Camped at Outpost Camp and hit the highest point in the lower 48 the next day. Was going to spend a second night but had plenty of time to pack out. State HP #45.
Posted Dec 12, 2012 2:52 am

fox045Lessons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

fox045

With LeeAnne, Donna, and Rose.
Posted Dec 3, 2012 10:37 pm

FletchWith family  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006

Fletch

only two other parties on the mountain. excellent trip.
Posted Nov 30, 2012 5:20 pm

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