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

Holsti97

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

hightinerary

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

zoomloco

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

pingzingr

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

haishan

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

Moogie737

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

saltlick

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

DebIn a Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

Deb

Fun group and interesting conditions made for a memorable daytrip up Mountaineer's Route. We descended Main Trail due to "not so great" conditions in notch, made for a long day! Wish we'd brought skis!
Posted May 24, 2011 4:03 pm

jpsmythGreat climb on MR  Sucess!

jpsmyth

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

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

badmajick

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

GigaMikeAlways a great climb

GigaMike

I have been up the MR many times, all seasons and all conditions and it's always a great climb.
Posted Feb 8, 2011 12:46 am

rhyangJune 2005  Sucess!

rhyang

Went with a CMC group. Camped at UBSL. Top couple hundred feet of mountaineer's gully was melted out. Final 400 in fine shape, though a bit of scrambling at the start. Descended via the north face traverse.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 11:52 am

mtndonkeyCold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2007

mtndonkey

Cold day alone on the summit. Always a fun route.
Posted Dec 7, 2010 12:22 am

RyanCampagna30th birthday trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

RyanCampagna

2nd time on the summit, first up Mountaineer's route. camped at iceberg lake on Saturday night, hit the summit early sunday morning. Awesome trip!
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:49 pm

Day HikerMR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

Day Hiker

With Rick Kent. Whitney summit #21; first time up MR (finally).
Posted Sep 6, 2010 3:43 pm

catullusindependence day summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

catullus

did the mountaineer's route at a leisurely pace, spending two nights at iceberg lake. snow was perfect going up to the notch.
Posted Jul 6, 2010 8:28 pm

davidvdrGreat way to get off the beaten path  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2010

davidvdr

The route had about 8 inches of fresh pow on it...I think I started 3 separate mini avalanches...fun. At least the ice at the top was covered up.
Posted Jul 1, 2010 11:18 pm

rockrat2fun route  Sucess!

rockrat2

Fun spring route, nothing technical but some nice steep snow at end. Great hike in and a super scenic camp site!
Posted Jun 20, 2010 9:09 pm

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