Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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TheNobleSunfish

TheNobleSunfish - May 3, 2011 2:38 am Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2011

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

3-day trip with the CAC. My 5th time on top (2x summer trail, 1x spring trail/snow, 2x winter MR)

ElGreco

ElGreco - Apr 26, 2011 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011

MR  Sucess!

Via Mountaineer's Route. Clear conditions after a brief storm on Saturday, but very windy. The first pitch of the final 400ft is rock/mixed right now, while the rest is fairly deep snow under a crust.

badmajick

badmajick - Apr 21, 2011 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2011

MR route   Sucess!

Most Technical summit to date via Mountaineer's Route! Felt like summer in the afternoons and the dead of winter in the mornings. A 1 night trip, camping at the very frozen over Iceberg lake.

Niels79

Niels79 - Apr 16, 2011 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Main trail  Sucess!

Left the portal around 2 AM and reached the summit 11 AM. Was back at the portal 5 PM

ctc136

ctc136 - Apr 1, 2011 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2010

Killer Day Hike  Sucess!

Great hike. Started out at 3:30 AM for this beast!

chrisbrown

chrisbrown - Feb 22, 2011 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

altitude

After only 3 hrs sleep, I started my solo day hike at 8:30am (late) Had to turn back at trail crest due to incoming thunderstorms and also the altitude was getting to me. Plan on going back this summer. AWESOME TIME!!

brizza

brizza - Feb 18, 2011 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005

From the PCT  Sucess!

Team Certain Death baby!

platypii

platypii - Feb 14, 2011 3:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2009

Whitney Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed from the backside (started from horseshoe meadows). Summited. Then descended the Mountaineer's Route, on snow all the way down to Iceberg Lake. Did not disappoint!

GigaMike

GigaMike - Feb 3, 2011 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010

#30 & #100  Sucess!

Hiked up the main trail with Richard Piotrowski. This was Richard's 100th and my 30th.

CastillejaMiniata

CastillejaMiniata - Feb 3, 2011 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2008

From behind.  Sucess!

I did Whitney as an end to my traverse of the JMT in fall. I slogged through a blizzard up Forester Pass the previous day and it was pretty much all melted by the time I summitted Whitney the following evening. I slept in the hut atop, but before you call me stupid, there was zero lightning danger. I spent the whole next day walking down with my through-hiker's pack -ouch.

triyoda

triyoda - Feb 1, 2011 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010

Mountaineer  Sucess!

Kind of a slog. The last 400 feet was quite steep for Class 3. Nobody on the summit but me. Quite a view.

PlanIt

PlanIt - Jan 28, 2011 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2007

Worthy alpine  Sucess!

East Face, East Buttress, Moutaineers route are perfect and classic. Would repeat Whitney any time. Winter ascent?

s_kavert

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

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

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

bruceg - Dec 22, 2010 4:24 pm

Four Decades   Sucess!

1972, 1974, 1986, 2001, 2009

labgloves

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

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

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.

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