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Solo 3-Pin Descent of Mountaineer's Route

 
Solo 3-Pin Descent of Mountaineer\'s Route

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.57860°N / 118.293°W

Object Title: Solo 3-Pin Descent of Mountaineer's Route

Date Climbed/Hiked: Dec 31, 1969

Activities: Skiing

 

Page By: Sierra Ledge Rat

Created/Edited: Apr 19, 2009 / Aug 31, 2010

Object ID: 507331

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Page Score: 74.92%  - 5 Votes 

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Overview

Back in 1992 I hiked into Mount Whitney and made a solo 3-pin telemark descent of the Mountaineer's Route. During that same trip I also skied the north face a couple of times, summitting Mt. Whitney a total of 3 times.

The key is to be lazy and get a late start. Lounge on the summit to let things soften up a bit. Oh, yeah, and don't fall.

Skis: Black Diamond Tele Sauvage
Bindings: Riva cables
Boots: Asolo Extreme single leathers

 
The East Face of Mt. WHitnet
Sierra Ledge Rat below the east face of Mount Whitney.


 
Mountaineer s Route
Mountaineer's Route, from near Mt. Carillon.


 
Skiing the Mountaineer s Route
Looking down the Mountaineer's Route.


 
Success!
Celebrating after a successful descent.

Images

The East Face of Mt. WHitnetMountaineer\'s RouteSkiing the Mountaineer\'s RouteSuccess!

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Sierra Ledge RatRe: sick!

Sierra Ledge Rat

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Yes, it was sick now that I look back at it -- I should have been wearing a HELMET! I believe it was about the 4th of July.
Posted Aug 27, 2009 10:36 pm

darinchadwickSick is right

darinchadwick

Voted 10/10

I ice-axed up the Mountaineers, and it didn't even cross my mind to ski it, MAYBE with Dynafit bindings and light Randonee skis, NEVER with the gear you used. That took some balls.
Posted Aug 26, 2010 5:41 am

Sierra Ledge RatNot balls...

Sierra Ledge Rat

Hasn't voted

...Stupidity....
Posted Aug 28, 2010 2:43 am

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