Heading over from Australia to California in April and was hoping for some advice on the late April conditions on the Mountaineers route on Mt Whitney - was hoping to solo it as some prep for denali.
A couple questions, any help would be great.
First: What angles would I be looking at? I've seen a couple video's where people are roping up, is this just a precaution?
Second: I was hoping I wouldn't have to bring a tent. I've got a OR alpine bivy + some pretty heavy down for Alaska. Assuming normal weather, is this enough? Happy to sit out a chilly night, just as long as i'm not freezing.
Third: Are snow shoes necessary this time of year? Coming from a land of very little snow I was hoping just to rent a pair for Denali, not sure how much use they would get otherwise.
Any help would be awsome!