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Karl HelserOne day climb...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

Karl Helser

Weather was questionable. Thunder & lightning in the forecast. We decided to do the one day climb. Left the crampons & ice axe in the car. The snow in the gully is almost gone. Left Whitney Portal at 4:15am and hit the summit at 11:45am. No view at the top. Descended the main trail...OUCH! Eleven miles of crowded switch backs...beautiful country though...
Posted Jul 17, 2008 11:31 pm

kavakSierra Initiation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 1977


This was my first foray into climbing high peaks in the Sierra. My climbing partner was experienced fortunately, but I learned alot about myself and what is needed to be proficient in climbing the higher peaks. Interestingly, I just sold those Salewa crampons I used on this climb to a father who wants to teach his son to follow in his footsteps.
Posted Jun 16, 2008 10:41 am

DunedainMR attempt
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2006


On spring break from med school my buddy and I attempted the MR route, lots of snow and winter conditions. Got turned around at Upper Boyscout Lake by avy concerns and lack of avy gear, will be back.
Posted Jun 13, 2008 8:39 pm

emilieRe: MR attempt


wild. i was there the weekend of march 28, 2009 and turned around for the exact same reason. spring time avy conditions, no avy gear, and we were concerned about the slope you traverse from the upper moraine to iceberg lake. second attempt but better safe then sorry...
Posted Jul 24, 2009 11:48 pm

MtnLdrNot Quite Spring Yet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008


A late season dump turned what we thought would be a nice spring outing into a wintery epic climb, complete with airy, exposed traverses on snowy slopes,sub-sub zero wind chill summit day, the threat of wet snow avalanches, and a frozen top-layer morning descent that made my legs shake. What an awesome weekend!!! Thanks to Matt, Mark, and Marie!!! I'd climb again with any of you any day of the week (just not this week - still sore!!!)
Posted Jun 3, 2008 12:01 pm

jonmeek16Springtime Assent on MR Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008


Amazing Trip. See full details here:
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:13 pm

Sam PageRight rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1994

Sam Page

I forget the exact date. We bivied at Iceberg Lake and I soloed (stupidly) up the rib to the right of the gully. I remember one really exposed move which felt like 5.5, which was too much in my leather boots.
Posted Apr 19, 2008 9:48 pm

96avs01Winter Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2008


Found the route in perfect conditions and warm temps. Opted to summit on a Friday and had the route to ourselves. Made my first trip to Whitney definitely one to cherish.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 5:18 pm

Shirley LamScary...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

Shirley Lam

When there are too many people on the route when it isn't snow covered...bring your helmet!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:20 pm

glahhgwinter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008


blasting spindrift and storm clouds on the horizon. full value.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 12:48 am

EManBevHills125 years after Muir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 1998


My 1st CA 14'er for my 45th B'Day.
Posted Dec 30, 2007 1:05 am

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005


Climbed to the summit 3 times via this route.
Posted Dec 29, 2007 10:17 am

climbing1Great few days away  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007


Beautiful way to summit.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 7:02 pm

panweilinWhitney via MR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


Went up via MR route. Then within 24 hours drove to Badwater in Death Valley. The highest and lowest points in continental US. It was fun!
Posted Oct 31, 2007 3:45 pm

SkydiveKenBrothers first big climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


Hiked the MR with my brother for his first summit. Camped at Upper Boy Scout lake on Fri and summited on Sat. Snow in the main chute was turning to ice. Above the notch both sides are clear with some snow and ice in the center.
MR photos conditions start at #23
There was only one register page left and it was pretty full. Ranger at the visitor center said that it was the end of the season and that no one from the Park Service would be up there to refill?
X5 (counted wrong on the register)
Posted Oct 4, 2007 1:10 am

BlackmouthDay Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006


A very long day. I'm glad I went up with friends who had already been up the MR. Route finding is a little tricky.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 6:21 pm

garrisdSummit for Someone  Sucess!


Climbed with a group from the "Summit for Someone" charity fundraiser for Big City Mountaineers, guided by Kurt Wedberg of Sierra Mountaineering. Fantastic climb!
Posted Sep 8, 2007 8:04 pm

Like2Hike1st 14er!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2004


Crystal clear skies for our first trip out west!
Posted Aug 30, 2007 2:09 pm

skottywinter conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


Who would have guessed at such wintery conditions in July. Snow all the way up the route was fun, the iced up wall above the notch . . . a little challanging.
Posted Aug 29, 2007 7:35 pm

holly sorensonWonderful Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

holly sorenson

Left the parking lot with 7 other folks at 4:45a.m. Beautiful sunrise! We went up the gully a little more to the left at the bottom, and that was fun. The top section was wonderful Class 3. It would be really challenging in the snow!
Posted Aug 21, 2007 1:48 am

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