Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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catullus - Jul 6, 2010 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

independence day on the MR  Sucess!

did the mountaineer's route at a leisurely pace, spending two nights at iceberg lake. snow was perfect going up to the notch.


tfac2010 - Jul 2, 2010 8:03 pm

Toughest Day  Sucess!

Drove up from San Diego after work and slept in the parking lot. Was on the trail by 6:00 a.m. and back to the car in 12 hours. This was my first mountain and I had no idea how difficult it was. Since that time I have ran 5 marathons and climbed other mountains. Yet, I still consider this the most difficult physical feat I have accomplished. Nothing has ever been harder for me.


kraymes - Jul 2, 2010 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1991

Mountaineers Route  Sucess!

Before the hordes, permits, and the N. Fork trail was a blaze. Ahh memories. 2nd time on top first was a day hike in 1987.


davidvdr - Jul 1, 2010 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2010

Harder Every Time  Sucess!

I've climbed whitney a few times but I finally bagged Muir on the last trip...Always something new to do on this mountain!


apachedino - Jul 1, 2010 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

East Face  Sucess!

Great weather, though soft snow was a pain for the descent down the Mountaineers route. The Tower traverse really puts you in your place from the start. Insane exposure for the 1st pitch. Fresh air traverse was super fun, the crux for me was the 5.7 off width/chimney after the traverse. Very difficult with a pack full of ice axes and such.


Pharmacist - Jun 26, 2010 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

22 miles is worth it  Sucess!

We did it as a day hike from Whitney Portal. Weather was perfect. Still tons of snow covering the switchbacks so we climbed the snow chute to the right. We glissaded on the way down. Started at 5am. Summit at 2:45pm. Back to the truck at 8pm. Beautiful area! don't know why I haven't come here sooner...


JimWallace - Jun 23, 2010 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2010

West coast thrills  Sucess!

Great trip for us out west.We camped 12,000 ft and summitted early in the morning via mountaineer route.Quite abit of snow in areas.Surprised that no one out west seemed to use snowshoes.Great veiw from the summit.We hiked down a snowy route to the right of the trail which shaved off about a mile or so of descent.We also climbed Mt.Alta and some lesser peaks throughout our week in California.It was all remarkable!!!JimW


guynameddave - Jun 18, 2010 1:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

First 14er & w/snow  Sucess!

Spent the night at Trail Camp then climbed via main chute. A perfect day.


birdhead - Jun 15, 2010 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Day hike from Whitney Portal with great weather. Still tons of snow covering the switchbacks so we climbed the snow chute to the right. Made for fun glissading on the way down!


pratyush - Jun 9, 2010 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2010

summitted  Sucess!

...with Caltech Alpine Club on their annual winter mountaineering trip, on 20-21 Mar' 2010, via the class 3 Mountaineer's route


pyerger - Jun 9, 2010 9:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009

Whitney  Sucess!

Climbed with a group of eight. All but two made it.


thetennisguy - Jun 6, 2010 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2010

MR 1st 14er  Sucess!

This was my first 14er and first time south of Bridgeport on the East Side. Sierra Mountaineering Group Meetup. We did the willows on the approach and descent (not the ledges). Camped just above UBSL, then climbed via MR and descended on the 24th. That was a long day. It was worth it. Love the East Side!


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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