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cartaleRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: September 30, 2002  Sucess!

cartale

My second 14er. I did the route in 13 hours 45 mins, which included an attempt of Mt. Muir. Two down thirteen to go!
Posted Oct 29, 2002 10:05 pm

timibeRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: 10-21-02  Sucess!

timibe

Me and three friends summited Mt. Whitney on a cold day. I actually wore my down jacket for the entire trip. We wore in-step crampons as 75% of the trail was covered in ice. It took us 8.5 hours round-trip because of the ice. Something to consider.
Posted Oct 24, 2002 5:25 pm

bearbnzRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: September 23, 2002

bearbnz

This was my 8th ascent of Whitney, 2nd via the East Face. Have done the tourist route 5 times, and the East Buttress (Sunshine-Peewee) once. Climbed the East Face with ScottyS in 10 hours, car to car. Fun day. On July 4, we did a daytrip of Muir, Whitney, Russell, and Carillon, about 12 hours car to car (SummitPost trip report). For more info on the East Face trip, read the SummitPost trip report.
7/6/07 Hiked the tourist trail with my 9-year-old son, camped at trail crest, summited and hiked out the next day. He was a trooper.

#9 March 16, 2008 via Mountaineers Route. Skied up to and partway up the Mountaineers Route via the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek. Cramponed to the top, and then skied all the way back to the car. The road was not plowed all the way to the trailhead, so there was a bit of extra distance.

#10 Hiked up the tourist trail with my 10-year-old son and his 2 8-year-old brothers. 6 miles the first day, and 16 on the second.
Posted Oct 18, 2002 4:04 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: 09/21/02  Sucess!

Guilty

Left the car when the sun came up. Went lightweight up the East Face with my friend Ian. Made great time until we had some problems. So much for the speed ascent. For me, after the summit, I went over and summited Mount Muir and then descended the Mountaineer's Route. At Iceburg Lake, I met up with my friend and we headed back to the car by nightfall.

Posted Oct 17, 2002 8:29 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: sep 23, 2002  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Dayhiked up Whitney on 9/23/2002. Weather was perfect! Wasn't even windy on top. Having climbed Mount Langley the week before, I knew I just had to do Whitney. Reached the summit in 7 hours and returned in 5. This was less time than I thought it would take. It was however a little more strenuous than what I was expecting, but the challenge was quite rewarding. I'll probably do it again next year and hit Muir at the same time.
Posted Oct 11, 2002 4:21 pm

tbnelsonRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: October 7, 2002  Sucess!

tbnelson

After summiting Langley the day before, we hiked into Iceberg Lake on the 6th of October. Two storms the week before had filled the couloir with a fair bit of snow. I made the summit the next day on my 33rd birthday in two hours and forty-five minutes from Iceberg Lake. At times I was postholing up to mid- thigh in the couloir. I was the only person on the summit when I arrived at 7:45 AM and was the first to sign the register for the 7th of October.
Posted Oct 8, 2002 2:50 pm

Trek-007Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: April 14, 2002  Sucess!
Hike up the Mule Trail on Labor Day 2001 and had a blast. Then we hiked up the Mountaineers Route in April and was blown away. The MR was excellent! This was my first real mountaineering trip and I am hooked. I was glad to finally use my ice axe and crampons. The coulier was pretty tough, steep. Camped at Upper Boys Scout lake and reached the within 50 vertical feet of the summit. Unfortunately out trip leader made us turn back due to the wether and time constraints. Oh well, been to top already anyways I will just have to hit again when I go to Mt. Muir and Russel. Awesome climb, highly recomended
Posted Oct 8, 2002 2:12 pm

thenunzRoute Climbed: Mountainer's Date Climbed: 4/27/2002  Sucess!

thenunz

Longer, harder than anticipated. Got in some skiing on the way down. Snowy and foggy all three days. Great firm snow in the gully and 10 foot visiblity at the top. What's there to see up there anyway? : ( First two of five to summit that day.
Posted Oct 8, 2002 9:11 am

gordonyeRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's route, East Face (successful)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2004

gordonye

First try via the Mountaineer's route: September 29, 2002. My partner Vladimir Ulyashin did the climb and reached the summit. The previous day there was a short blizzard which made the route icy, and I decided against trying it myself. Vlad said the crux part above the couloir was exceedingly difficult as he was without rope, ice axe, or crampons.

On the way down below Lower Boyscout Lake it was pitch dark and we tried to hike down to car with headlamps, but got lost around the Ebersbacher ledges. After searching around for 3 hours we gave up and camped the night back at the lake. In the morning of Sept. 30th we finally figured out how to come down.

Second try via East Face route: August 28, 2004. Made it to summit with Dirk Summers (Diggler). We roped up for 3 pitches and scrambled the other pitches, up to easy class 5. Descended via Mountaineer's route, where in the lower gully we were pelted with rock fall for 2 minutes from the East Buttress. Luckily we weren't hurt. This was my first major technical climb and I was glad it was as successful as could be.
Posted Oct 1, 2002 12:20 pm

mconnellRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Sept 24 2002  Sucess!
Nice hike on the way up, windy at the top, a little snow on the way down as I passed Trail Crest. 11 hours car to car (a lot slower than intended).
Posted Sep 26, 2002 5:20 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: East Face w/Tower Traverse Date Climbed: Sept. 23, 2002  Sucess!

ScottyS

Climbed in a day w/bearbnz. Started at the Portal at 0415 after our typical 5hr drive and 5hr sleep. Summited at 1105 after only 4 roped pitches using our 100' length of 8.8mm and "a handful of stoppers". My first multipitch mountain, and Barry's 8th time to summit. Sauntered down the Mountaineers', arriving at the car at 1445. Summit conditions? "Tourist Extravaganza!"
Posted Sep 24, 2002 2:04 pm

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: 1980  Sucess!

Craig Peer

Climbed this excellent route with Rik Hafeman and his boss ( his bosses 1st climb ever ). A great route, but we got lost on the way down and wound up descending ice on the North Face and going over the Whitney - Russell col. Oh well, you can't plan adventure.
Posted Sep 23, 2002 3:00 pm

WholeYanRoute Climbed: Mt. Whitney trail Date Climbed: September 11, 2002  Sucess!
Randy and Jerry Isbell (brothers), summited Mt. Whitney on 9-11 at 12:45 PM. We started our hike at 2:00 AM, spent one hour on the summit, and arrived back at our vehicle at 8:00 PM. We had beautiful weather the whole day, and had a great time... but that last 6 miles is a Death March!!! . . . . . . . . . .
Posted Sep 18, 2002 12:20 pm

Troop883Route Climbed: Muir Trail Date Climbed: 8/24/02  Sucess!

Troop883

Troop 883 completed a 60 mile segment of the Muir Trail going over Whitney. Greg , Bruce , Russ adult leaders . Shea , Brian , and Brandon. Long day over the top with our packs. Great Views!
Posted Sep 16, 2002 4:33 pm

lidijagrazulisRoute Climbed: Dayhike up the main Mt. Whitney Trail Date Climbed: September 1, 2002  Sucess!

lidijagrazulis

5 hrs. 40 min. from Whitney Portal to the summit!! This was my 2nd time up, having done the hike as a 2-night backpack last year. The views from the top were once again amazing, as the smoke from the McNalley fire had cleared. Even got to watch it rain on some distant peaks! We took our time on the way down and finished in about 12 hours. A tiring but wonderful day!
Posted Sep 10, 2002 10:27 pm

velodurtRoute Climbed: Main Mt Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 20th,2002  Sucess!

velodurt

We had wanted to climb this mountain for almost ten years and finally made it on August 20th, 2002! It took us 18 hours roundtrip(one of our hiking party was moving a little slow due to altitude), but it was absolutely amazing. Especially Trail Crest! Check out our trip report and photos at our website Natural Born Hikers Link can be found on home page for a brief time and then it will be under TRAILS. Thanks.
Posted Sep 8, 2002 6:51 pm

Troop883Date Climbed: 8/17/02  Sucess!

Troop883

This was the end of a week long hike on the Muir. The view was great and a great way to end the hike. Bruce, Russ and Gregg where the adult leaders. Shea Brandon and Brian made the top! Troop 883 from La Habra does a segment of the John Muir every summer since 1968!
Posted Aug 29, 2002 8:28 am

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: Standard-Whitney trail Date Climbed: August 26 '02  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

Popular peak eh. This was the last day of climbing out of 10 during the 2002 Sierra Mountaineers Challenge. It was nice to be fully acclimated.



Car to Whitney: 3 hrs 43 min (4:26 am-8:09)

Car to Whitney-Muir: 4hrs 44 min (4:26 am-9:10)

CTC: 7 hrs 35 min (4:26 am-12:01)

Total elevation in 10 days: 46,996'

Total miles in 10 days: 154.4
Posted Aug 28, 2002 6:28 pm

scottybRoute Climbed: Mule Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

scottyb

Who hasn't climbed this giant?
Posted Aug 26, 2002 10:49 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Face (ascent) / Whitney Trail (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 8 of the 2002 Mountaineers Challenge.

5:15hr to the summit of Russell from the Portal, via the Rockwell variation, Mt. Carillon, and the East Ridge. Descended the South Face, ascended Whitney's North Face, summitting 2:15h later. Summited Muir 1h later, returned to the Portal in another 2:15h. Total time, 10:45h. Trip Report.
Posted Aug 24, 2002 7:12 pm

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