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

alleyehave

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

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

jspeigl

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

sierrasclimbertwice now  Sucess!

sierrasclimber

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

mthomas

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

liferequiresair

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

Clark_GriswoldPerfect winter/ spring conditions.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009

Clark_Griswold

We had perfect conditions to make a summit in winter with what felt like spring conditions. Snow seemed to make the last 2000' easier than it was in summer. This trip made up for the previous failed attempt in December when deep soft powder turned us back.
Posted Dec 31, 2008 9:17 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

mdostbyMountaineer's Route  Sucess!

mdostby

A couple of times.
Posted Oct 29, 2008 4:43 pm

SkydiveKenAgain!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

SkydiveKen

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

SpankyBob

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

Bluebell08

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

Sienna

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

Clark_GriswoldAwesome first ascent!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Clark_Griswold

Awesome first time on Whitney! I got the last available walk-in overnight permits at the 11am lottery on the 30th and packed in on the 31st. Really cold and windy conditions the night of the 31st/1st at Iceberg lake. The wind abated by morning and the climb was great. Nearly perfect views from the summit. Arrived early and had only 2 other people on top with me for the first 30 minutes or so. Great route description which was very useful, especially around the ledges.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 1:15 pm

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

crnhlio

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

kavak

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

Dunedain

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

emilie

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

MtnLdr

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

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