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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

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


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!


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

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


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


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

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