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WMLTragic day...
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009


On our summit day we wound up assisting a party that had a fatality due to an ill-advised attempt to catch the sunset from the summit. RIP.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 2:02 am

iditarod81Some sketchy snow, but a great day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009


We tried to avoid some of the slush in the notch and wound up on class 4 rock part of the way, so decided to use the highway on the descent. Next time, we'll plan on doing the MR in May or June so we can step into some better snow and perhaps ski down. All in all, it was a fantastic day, though. Great job on route-finding directions, Steve Larson.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 2:32 pm

SpiderSavageLabor Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2005


Two occasions of falling rock. We were fortunate to run into Jackie Florine as she comp'ed her record on the JMT. http://www.jacquelineflorine.com/john_muir_trail_2005.html
Posted Jul 1, 2009 11:25 pm

oso1212Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2009


Climbed MR, bived on top and descended main trail in the morning.
Posted May 22, 2009 10:18 am

Fins129Awesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2009


Part of a Badwater-Whitney trip. Climbed in a day after 2 days and 135 miles on the bike from Badwater.
Posted Apr 21, 2009 1:08 pm

jimeganmountaineer's route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2001


Also used route to do Mt Muir 6/27/03 pausing at Whitney summit going and returning to look for Xavier, Kim, and the LVMC climbers doing the East Face...they successfully summited on my second stop
Posted Apr 20, 2009 5:05 pm

alleyehaveFun Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009


Tres Fun!
Posted Apr 20, 2009 4:29 am

jspeiglAwesome!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009


My first (of many, I'm sure) ascent of Whitney.
Posted Apr 16, 2009 12:17 am

sierrasclimbertwice now  Sucess!


Coming down the gully with snow and no ice axe is exciting! :)
Posted Apr 7, 2009 10:24 pm

mthomasDescent after East Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2008


Descended via the Mountaineer's Route after climbing the East Buttress with Doug Robinson.
Posted Mar 1, 2009 10:53 pm

liferequiresairAwesome!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008


Solid climb. Descended down the main trail due to sketchy conditions in the couloir.
Posted Jan 18, 2009 8:50 pm

laziomMountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2008
up the Mountaineer's Route, down the Main Mt. Whitney Trail.
Posted Dec 5, 2008 1:05 pm

SkydiveKenAgain!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008


Mountaineers route one more time! #5 Down the main trail to tag Muir.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 11:34 pm

SpankyBobGood Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2004


Left Whitney Portal around 5:30 AM as we wanted daylight to help with navigation once we turned off the main Whitney trail. The route was easy to follow and conditions were great. There was thin ice seeping from the water stain on the rack band before Iceberg lake. We last about 30 minutes trying to climb the wall at the water seep before we found the easier notch to the left. We could hear a lot of rockfall in the couliour, but nothing came that close. Glad we had our helmets.

The transition from the couliour to the notch was still covered in snow and ice. We used loose rock to break away the ice to get better holds. Getting into the notch and the upper part of the notch had a bit more exposure than we had anticipated.

At the summit we decided to take the mule trail down because we were not keen on descending the couliour late in the day when it might begin to ice up again. We got back to the Portal in time for a burger.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 1:56 pm

Bluebell08Late spring snow
Date Climbed: May 27, 2008


A snow storm over the previous weekend spoiled our attempt. Made it to about 10,000 feet and learned of hip-deep snow, so we turned around. Will be back!
Posted Sep 8, 2008 9:12 pm

SiennaFirst time on anything  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2001


like this, and I have never been happier.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 4:04 pm

crnhlioDawn on the 4th  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


Jess's first real Mtn. Hit the top right at sunrise. Awesome!
Posted Sep 2, 2008 10:40 am

Sierra Ledge RatMultiple solo ascents  Sucess!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Multiple solo ascents.

Solo 3-pin ski descent, too. Would have been a perfect ski run except for the big gully in the middle of the chute from people sliding and glissading down. Ain't there no respect for skiers?
Posted Jul 18, 2008 2:24 am

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

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