Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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mtncorg - Jan 14, 2010 11:24 pm

trailing up  Sucess!

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


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

First 14er  Sucess!

First solo backpack up the Main Trail with 2 nights at Trail Camp.

cottersnow - Nov 29, 2009 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2005

East buttress  Sucess!

5 feet of snow on the route and extreme winds made this a character building experience.


A-Lex - Nov 24, 2009 1:10 pm

Up the Trail  Sucess!

This was really fun! Technically easy, just long....and really fun with all the people in great moods!


PaulRomano - Nov 20, 2009 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

3rd State HP  Sucess!

Climbed Whitney as a day-hike on the Whitney trail. Couldn't ask for better weather, it was clear the entire time and temperatures weren't too cold. Started around 1:30am and returned at 5:30pm if I remember correctly.


sergejf - Nov 10, 2009 1:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008

Mount Whitney 2008  Sucess!

A very long day starting at 5:15AM and finishing in complete darkness around 8:00PM. 12 hours round-trip from the parking to the summit and back. Some snow and ice. At least a couple of hours sitting down and waiting for my friends. Exhausting though mostly because of the sheer distance walked (around 32 km).


lukic - Nov 9, 2009 9:47 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2009

Beautiful Area  Sucess!

Long slog up the trail but it was a fun little scramble up Mt. Muir as a detour. Switchbacks were firm but icy in spots with crampons a good idea.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 3:21 am

Avoid the crowds  Sucess!

Finally got the chance to do it this year in April on the Mountaineers Route and I was glad to avoid the crowds (and the rockfall in the gully).

jullee - Nov 5, 2009 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008

Showers , Snow and Sun  Sucess!

We started with showers on the way up to Trail Camp and by the time we got to Consultation Lake there was a few inches of snow that came down. We hunkered down for the night and the next day we summited under clear blue skies and sun. A trip to be remembered!


DOZN - Oct 30, 2009 1:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007

Cottenwood to Whitney  Sucess!

Took us ten days and 50 miles amazing trip


highlandvillager - Oct 24, 2009 12:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Awesome weekend  Sucess!

We took a leisurely pace up the Mountaineers Route, making camp at Upper Boyscout Lake the first day, summiting and returning to camp the second day, and hiking out the third. What a beautiful place! The weather was perfect. HP24


Labranche - Oct 9, 2009 5:27 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2008

Spring Ascent Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

After crossing the Mojave Desert on my bicycle, climbing Mt Whitney was a superb experience. Thanks to SummitPost for the detailed information on the mountaineer's route.

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