Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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s_kavert - Jan 18, 2011 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

MMWT  Sucess!

Great hike in great weather. Camped at Consultation Lake to avoid the crowds. Nice to be able to make the top after snow turned us around at Trail Camp last year.


rowjimmy - Jan 7, 2011 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1998

Well worth the long day  Sucess!

Started around 4am, on the summit by 9:30am where we spent maybe an hour and back to the trailhead by 4pm. A fantastic day.


redradjel - Dec 28, 2010 3:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1995

Whitney Trail

Portal to top and back in exactly 12 hours with the beautiful Radjel


bruceg - Dec 22, 2010 4:24 pm

Four Decades   Sucess!

1972, 1974, 1986, 2001, 2009


labgloves - Dec 21, 2010 11:53 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2006

MR Route  Sucess!

Also climbed Thor on this trip. Camp just below Iceberg Lake.


ZeeJay - Dec 20, 2010 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2001

Crowded  Sucess!

My first and to date only time above 14000 feet. Hiked in a day trip with MM. Also did Keeler Needle and Mount Muir.

Iron Hiker

Iron Hiker - Nov 18, 2010 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

Important milestone!  Sucess!

Summited Whitney at the end of a great week in the Sierra. Set a new altitude record and went over 14,000' for the first time. Not that bad of a hike, began on the Whitney trail at 4:30am, summited at 11:30am and returned to the Portal at 5pm. My knee was bothering me some since I had banged it up earlier in the week but the hike went smoothly. It'll be a long time before I climb something higher!


runbyu1 - Nov 8, 2010 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

8 Day Finish of the John Muir Trail  Sucess!

Fastpacked the John Muir Trail in 8 days with a good deal of running but no hiking in dark and naps every day. Came up from guitar lake area, dropped our packs just below the saddle and ran all the way up to the summit. Lots of people on top including a marriage---crazy! We ran all the way down the other side to the ranger station---an incredible finish to an unbelievable trip.

AllorNothing426 - Jan 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Re: 8 Day Finish of the John Muir Trail

Looking to do JMT - this summer - debating on August or End of June - How was the weather in Aug? Also - Do you have your daily log of miles?? We're looking to do it in under 14 days - Any good camp sites you'd recommend? Thanks!


badmajick - Nov 7, 2010 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2005

Just catching up  Sucess!

Climbed a long time ago via whitney trail. Just catching up.


Wild - Oct 28, 2010 12:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

First climb in the Sierras  Sucess!

Amazing day hike from Whitney Portal. Mind blowing area...


jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2008

Portal  Sucess!

Very difficult day hike. The switchbacks were icy and I did not have crampons. Departed portal at 3am did not return until 7pm, conditions made for a long day, but the summit always feels good.


svenssonc - Oct 10, 2010 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2002

HP #10  Sucess!

Second highest state highpoint and our 10th. We climbed it via the Mountaineer's Route with guide Howie and co-guest Kevin from LA. A nice summit day after a night at the Upper Boy Scout Lake with a few hours of sleep.

onramp36 - Oct 5, 2010 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2010

East Face  Sucess!

Great day, only people on the route. Descent via MR.


DanSD - Sep 29, 2010 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

2nd Time's the Charm  Sucess!

Left Outpost Camp @ 2am, made the summit @ 8am. Colder than I expected after Trail Crest, but a good morning.


Drewid - Sep 27, 2010 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Trail Hike   Sucess!

Though not my preferred style for my first time up Whitney, I have to admit that this trail is spectacular. You transition from the sanctuary of the Portal up through splendid meadows and finally up into the high granite ramparts of the Whitney Crest. The catwalk section of trail past Trail Crest is pretty cool. Not a dramatic summit but certainly a dramatic view.


emilie - Sep 25, 2010 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

West side to East side  Sucess!

After failing 3 times on winter attempts of the mountaineer's route, this one was egging at me. I decided to hike it at the last minute, so to avoid the lottery issue, I backpacked from Cottonwood Lakes (tagging Langley along the way) to the JMT, summitted from the West side, and descended the regular hiking trail on the East side. 4 days, 47 miles, and solo. Very happy!


kolbi2112 - Sep 23, 2010 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

Main Trail  Sucess!

Day-hiked the main trail, 12hrs / 11 minutes round trip. Great day!


Mountain_girl - Sep 22, 2010 10:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

Late Sept hike  Sucess!

Mt. Whitney Trail, 2 days with a camp at Trail Camp, 14.5h overall. Beautiful hike, Alp-like views, easier than expected if well acclimatized.


Guilty - Sep 19, 2010 2:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2010

Last day of JMT  Sucess!

8:05 AM ascent from Guitar Lake to Muir Peak then Whitney summit by 10:15 with my 35 pound pack. Descend the Mountaineers route, seeing one other hiker. Finishing a successful two week completion of the John Muir Trail with a great but short day.

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