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

WML

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

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

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

iditarod81

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

SpiderSavage

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

oso1212

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

Fins129

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

jimegan

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

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

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

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

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