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telemarkdudeMountaineer's  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 1985


Camped at Iceberg Lake. From there, with the great weather we had, it was a very fast up and down scramble.
Posted Oct 6, 2012 10:29 pm

WayneFryMR - Well alright then  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


Climbed with a couple of guys from SMG (Dakin and Leath). Stuck to the left side of the main chute then climbed the second chute on the north side. Lots of loose rock in the gullies but manageable.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 3:06 pm

mengboGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012


Hiked in with Jean on July 14, 2012 and camped at Iceberg Lake.
A lot of loose rocks in the gully and the final 400 ft was solid.
Kind of nervous at first since we did not bring the helmets. But stay on the right side of gully most of time will avoid lots of loose rocks.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 2:49 pm

Pfeiffer75No snow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2012


Hardly any snow this year. The chute was a loose experience. The final 400 feet was the most pleasant part of the climb from Iceberg Lake
Posted Jul 8, 2012 2:07 pm

chicagoskyKnow how to self arrest
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012


Made it to 14138 feet at the top of the couliour and then turned back after a scary fall. See trip report for details
Posted Apr 15, 2012 11:52 am

blakemj33Climb on!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2011


B-E-A utiful!!!
Posted Dec 25, 2011 8:44 pm

ElGrecoMR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011


Via Mountaineer's Route. Clear conditions after a brief storm on Saturday, but very windy. The first pitch of the final 400ft is rock/mixed right now, while the rest is fairly deep snow under a crust.
Posted Nov 2, 2011 12:16 am

PrinceOfNorwayVery beautiful mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


Did this in one day. Left at midnight and got to the top at about 9 AM. One of the best mountains I've ever had the joy to experience.
Posted Oct 24, 2011 3:28 pm

jaxcharlieUp the Mountaineers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011


Wow, what a fun route! Especially the ledges leading up to Iceberg Lakes, and the last 500 feet. Unfortunately I went down the trail so I could grab Muir on the way by, and that was incredibly boring after having down the mountaineer's.
Posted Sep 13, 2011 7:47 am

Holsti9748th U.S. Highpoint on MR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011


Climbed Telescope Peak 2 days earlier and then spent a day exploring Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills. Hiked up to Iceberg Lake and slept under the stars. Had to break ice on lake in the morning to get water for coffee. Classic scramble up the chute and to the summit. Climbed with SP members Tracy, edsclimb, and my niece Megan. Tracy had climbed Whitney 38 years earlier at 11 years old and Whitney was my 48th United States Highpoint. Great way to finish my quest.
Posted Aug 14, 2011 7:35 am

hightineraryChanging Lanes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2013


After hiking up the Mt. Whitney Main Trail numerous times over the years, I switched to the Mountaineer's Route to avoid the crowds.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 1:32 pm

Vitaliy M.A lot of fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

Vitaliy M.

Winter ascent in a wind storm. Conditions in the final chute weren't great so we went up the rock rib to the left (cl 4 or so). Was a lot of fun.
Posted Jul 8, 2011 10:02 am

zoomlocoAnything to avoid the whitney trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2011


In any season, in any conditions, do this route and not the Whitney trail. This was my 3rd time on the route. MR is best in winter when its all snow, also easy in summer though there is a lot of rock knocked loose by other climbers in the gully. In spring there is actually mixed climbing (snow + icy rock) so a rope is actually recommended for this season for the upper 300', though I guess you could always take the variation to the right to avoid this. Cool to camp on the summit (in the hut) in the snow.
Posted Jul 7, 2011 12:28 pm

pingzingr3-day trip on Whitney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Received walk-in permit Friday morning and departed the Portal for Upper Boy Scout Lake. Summited Saturday and returned to Upper Boy Scout. Hiked out Sunday morning. Snow conditions were quite soft and we were postholing up the chutes. Almost easier to use the rock/scree to move up to the Notch unless you leave EARLY for the summit.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 12:58 am

haishanski descent
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011


Didn't technically finish the route... a day tour to the top of the snow, a hundred feet or so short of the notch. Skied thru post-holed mank in the upper couloir, and good summer snow down to lower Boy Scout. 10hrs car-to-car, a great day to be out.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 5:03 pm

Moogie737To Kent Ashcraft's memory  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2009


Led to Iceberg Lake by Kent's son, Andrew. To the summit with Brent. Main trail down. One hour on top, all to ourselves!
Posted Jun 19, 2011 6:58 pm

saltlickCar-to-Car  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011


Perfect conditions - warm and calm the whole way to the notch, and firm enough snow for a relatively easy ascent. Clouds rolled in around 12, and it snowed on us as we glissaded the route around 2, but we still got great views and fairly epic sunburns!
Posted Jun 15, 2011 9:19 pm

jpsmythGreat climb on MR  Sucess!


Followed Mount Russell with MR on same trip
Posted May 12, 2011 1:25 am

badmajickFinally did it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2011


Perfect conditions, although it felt a bit warm. Drove to the portal, camped at Iceberg one night, summitted and hiked out. We rapped off the summit to the notch instead of downclimbing.
First attempt was two years ago, bailed on our summit to assist with an accident on another team.
Posted Apr 21, 2011 12:02 pm

RickyFar better than the trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010
A somewhat strenuous day hike from the portal(5:00am-3:00pm). It was a fun scramble and not very crowded. I think I saw 5 people on the route total, and one of them was going for Russell not Whitney. When I went down the trail it was a different story. I saw easily over 100 people.
Posted Feb 15, 2011 9:30 am

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