Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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Apexrock

Apexrock - Jun 3, 2010 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

Highest climb yet  Sucess!

First time over 14,000 feet. Went up the main trail, and up through the snow covered chute to trail crest, then onto the summit. Up and down in one day.

therockimage

therockimage - Jun 3, 2010 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

First 14'er  Sucess!

Made the climb with my son, up and back in one day! Switchbacks still covered in snow and ice so we climbed via the snowfield and up the main chute. We had the summit to ourselves!!!

TRR - May 6, 2010 12:30 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2010

MR  Sucess!

Nice climb, but watch out for rockfall. I got a nice shiner out of it.

murphie

murphie - Apr 12, 2010 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010

MR  Sucess!

a nice winter solo. started the climb 4:45 april 10. boogied pretty much all the way to upper boy scout lake with snowshoes, threw on crampons, got the summit around 1, jammed back down, made it to my car by 5. didn't find a log book on the summit which i thought weird

NJTripper

NJTripper - Mar 5, 2010 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

Success on 2nd attempt - Mountaineers Route!  Sucess!

Was snowed off summit during visit last year. This time - weather was perfect! Clear skies and not too cold entire trip.
Nearly talked myself into bailing just below the notch (legs were done..) but after taking a lunch-break - decided to push on to the summit... Soooooo glad I did!

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Mar 6, 2010 12:00 am

Re: Success on 2nd attempt - Mountaineers Route!

Inpiration for all of us. My goal as well. Cheers many times over!

catalyst81

catalyst81 - Feb 13, 2010 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009

HSM trail attempt  Sucess!

Completed a 5 day backpacking trip. Started at Horseshoe Meadows and went to Soldier Lake, Crabtree Meadows, above Guitar Lake, and then up Whitney and down after spending the night at Trail Camp. Soldier Lake was gorgeous. Trip of a lifetime!

catalyst81

catalyst81 - Feb 13, 2010 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Day Hike  Sucess!

First time hiking Whitney was a day hike. Acclimated at the portal for a day with a light hike up to Lone Pine Lake. Visit the lake on your way up - absolutely beautiful! Six in our group and we all made it! Beat the thunderstorms to the summit. A great experience, but 22 miles feels really long for a day hike on the way back.

biz

biz - Feb 4, 2010 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009

3x  Sucess!

Mountaineers route twice, regular route once.

DustyDeb9

DustyDeb9 - Jan 27, 2010 2:08 am

First 14er

Climbed late summer of 1998. Could only get a one day permit, so hiked for about 18 hours straight.

gregorpatsch

gregorpatsch - Jan 25, 2010 11:35 am

2 failed attempts on Mountaineers Route

Late Spring 2002 - Didn't take any time to acclimate and my brother got real sick at Upper Boyscout. Dayhiked to Iceberg to scout out route for a later attempt.

Late Spring 2003 - Poor snow conditions. Postholing to our waists between Lower and Upper Boyscout.

mtncorg

mtncorg - Jan 14, 2010 11:24 pm

trailing up  Sucess!

It is nice from Consultation Lake on. Great views and your rarely alone.

SKI

SKI - Jan 14, 2010 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Wowsers  Sucess!

What an epic mountain in the Eastern Sierra, A must do for all. Take the MR route, worth every bit of extra effort.

bryangast

bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

Top o the world  Sucess!

Did it in 2 days via the portal. Fun hike, easy.

Snowslogger

Snowslogger - Dec 30, 2009 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1985

trail hike with bivy  Sucess!

Started up at night, did a brief cold bivy in my jacket (older and smarter now), then continued up trail to summit. Jet flyover was unnerving.

Zhenya77

Zhenya77 - Dec 28, 2009 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2009

Mountaineer’s Route  Sucess!

It was extremely windy morning. Some groups have returned at 10am without reaching the summit. We took a late start which unexpectedly was the right thing to do. Got to the summit by 2pm and return to base camp around 4pm

dgrimreaper

dgrimreaper - Dec 28, 2009 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Picture Perfect  Sucess!

First 14'er. Big snow year as the switchbacks were still covered in snow on Father's Day. Went up snow chute and it was crystal clear day with almost no wind and no clouds. Had summit by ourselves for about 30 minutes. Couldn't have been better! 14 hours RT.

SkyPilot84

SkyPilot84 - Dec 10, 2009 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

1st 14er  Sucess!

Been to the top twice. Last time was at the beginning of the JMT.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

East Buttress  Sucess!

My 10th summit (?) and first high alpine technical route. FUN!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 9:16 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

First Time up the MR  Sucess!

Crappy snow but clawed and scratched my way up with some friends.

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