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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: Jul 4, 1992

Activities: Skiing


Page By: Sierra Ledge Rat

Created/Edited: Apr 19, 2009 / Mar 3, 2016

Object ID: 507331

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Page Score: 74.92%  - 5 Votes 

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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.

The chute is often ruined by people who butt glissade down the chute, leaving a deep trench down the center that you have to constant jump over during your ski descent.

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.

Celebrating after a successful descent.


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


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Sierra Ledge RatRe: sick!

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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


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...

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Posted Aug 28, 2010 2:43 am

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