Mount Whitney

Sierra Nevada Range

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Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Dec 14, 2008 12:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Going Back

Well, there is also another reason for my going back so many times. Whitney is the first mountain I come to when driving to the mountains from my house. I can sleep between the rocks of the Alabama Hills, and get a very early start in the morning. That's the best way to get the top in one day and back using a self issuing permit. These self issuing permits are available during the off season which is in November when it's too cold for hundreds of people to crowd the mountain. I also use this mountain for training. I have slept on the top for altitude training a number of times. All that aside, I love the mountain. I think the views are better than the Palisades.

Thanks for coming back Jacek,
Happy climbing,
Marc

JanG

JanG - Dec 15, 2008 7:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Really great photo !

You climbed Whitney 53 times? Of the technical climbs, which is your favorite?

Regards
JanG

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Dec 15, 2008 8:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Really great photo !

Thank you Jan. Yes 53, and most of them were in one day to the top and back. I have done only one sort of technical route. I have done "The East Face, 5.6." But, of course most of the route is no harder than 4th class. However, if you get off route you could easily end up doing 5.9 cracks, like it happened to us. But, we rapped down and found the right way.
Thanks for dropping by and the vote,
Marc

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Dec 16, 2008 11:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Really great photo !

Okay, I feel like a fool now talking about the "East Face" route. I just realized you own the page on that. It's a great page and has many great photos. I wish I had a few photos of the climb. I hardly ever carried a camera on my climbs, especially when I climbed with my main partner. He hated cameras, and having photos wasn't very important to me. I have been a SP member for only a few months.
Happy climbing Jan,
Marc

Fereidoun Forghani

Fereidoun Forghani - Dec 19, 2008 12:19 pm - Voted 10/10

kheili ghashange

Nasle shoma ro nemidunam vali nasle ma ye hamchin vaghtayee migan agha ma darpushe lenze durbinetunim.
mamnun be khatere in ax

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Dec 22, 2008 7:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: kheili ghashange

Thank you for the visit and your vote Fereidoun,

Happy climbing, and happy new year.

Narcisse

Narcisse - Jan 3, 2009 9:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Absolutely beautiful!

I think I have to start flying west instead of east when I go climbing...

/Christina

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Jan 3, 2009 11:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Absolutely beautiful!

You won't be disappointed.

Thank you for dropping by Christina.
Marc

fortybelow

fortybelow - Feb 16, 2009 10:23 pm - Hasn't voted

nice

Great pic, I just went out to the whitney area 2 days ago and it was awesome. I went to Alabama hills aswell :)

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Feb 16, 2009 11:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

Did you try to climb the mountain? If so, did you make it?

fortybelow

fortybelow - Feb 17, 2009 9:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

No didn't make it to the top =[ I am not experienced enough. I did hike up to around 10000ft. Since the portal road was closed it was quite a hike.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Feb 17, 2009 9:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

good job,
I know how hard it is to walk on snow covered roads and trails. You can try again in May or June. Try to get a permit now, especially if you go again during the peak season.

SFMountaineer

SFMountaineer - Jun 26, 2009 2:52 pm - Hasn't voted

great shot

love the contrast between foreground and background. conveys the scale of the scene quite well

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Nov 24, 2009 2:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great shot

Thank you so much SFMountaineer. And I'm sorry about such a long delay in responding. I Don't know how this massage got past me.
Happy climbing,
Marc

RayMondo

RayMondo - Nov 24, 2009 5:36 am - Voted 10/10

Ace picture

Framing and light is fab. And I thought I'd been active climbing my favourite Velino 14 times!

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Nov 24, 2009 1:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ace picture

Thanks again Ray. I'll be going to this area again this weekend, not for climbing but just hiking around. I haven't done Whitney in a few years, but I have put in enough miles on it to last me a life time.

EricChu

EricChu - Mar 7, 2010 4:27 pm - Voted 10/10

I'm amazed I haven't yet commented on this one...

...it's an absolutely outstanding photo! The whole perspective, the fantastic light conditions you surely had, and all the details that come out make it into such a vision! Really, congratulations on that one, Marc!
Cheers,
Eric

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Mar 7, 2010 5:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm amazed I haven't yet commented on this one...

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I wish I had a better camera on that day. Unfortunately, all I had was a small pocket camera with me. But, you just can't go wrong on a clear day like this.
Thank you very much for the visit, Eric.
Happy climbing,
Marc

TimB

TimB - Dec 22, 2010 10:28 pm - Voted 10/10

dang, that is nice.

When I was little my folks used to take me hiking and fishing around that area, but I haven't been back there in years. I keep seeing pics like this one, however, and I will need to go back there.
:)

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Dec 23, 2010 10:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: dang, that is nice.

I guess I have more memories of climbing Mount Whitney than any other Sierra peak, especially since I have made the summit 53 times. Believe or not, I still enjoy hiking up it and hanging out in its outskirts.

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