Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 3:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2011

Trail  Sucess!

Climbed Whitney/Muir in a day. Ouch


Paulatron - Oct 6, 2011 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

Whitney Trail Dayhike  Sucess!

My favorite hike ever. Amazing. Can't wait to do it a 2nd time.

Trip Report


zoomloco - Oct 4, 2011 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

Badwater to the bone  Sucess!

Badwater (lowest in USA) in Death Valley overnight by bike to whitney portal. Via Mountaineers route to Whitney summit. 135 miles by bike, plus 6 miles by foot, and 22k elevation gain in 19h 30 min all told. TR is up at


vanman798 - Sep 25, 2011 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

East Buttress  Sucess!

The views are amazing, and what a classic trad climb via the East Buttress, you "gots" to love it. It was a little chilly but I really enjoyed it nevertheless. There were a couple other parties climbing the same time as our group, but we had the peak to ourselves. We desended via the Moutaineers route and that was dusted in snow with icy patches, pretty dangerous.

danblock - Sep 22, 2011 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2011

Mt Whitney Trail (via Outpost Camp)  Sucess!

Left Outpost Camp at 3:00, stopped for breakfast at Trail Camp at 4:30. Sunrise just below Trail Crest. Summit at 8:30. Great conditions. Shared some Whiskey with a nice couple from Seattle.


sdhager - Sep 13, 2011 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2011

Mt Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful Day!


jaxcharlie - Sep 13, 2011 7:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011

Beautiful Day on Whitney  Sucess!

Went up the Mountaineer's route, on what was an astoundingly beautiful day! Went down the trail to get Mt. Muir on the way down, and boy those switchbacks suck!


twigasaurus - Sep 11, 2011 2:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Early Start on Main Trail  Sucess!

With a forecast for snow storms late in the morning, we decided to start our hike at 12:30am. Most of the hike up was in the dark under the stars. We reached the top just after sunrise. The whole trip down was new to us since we hadn't seen it in the light. Much more beautiful than I was expecting.


mcphersonm80 - Sep 5, 2011 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

Perfect Day on Whitney  Sucess!

Could not have asked for better conditions on the mountain. Cold, perfectly clear skies, all the training paid off and we made it! First time, started at 3:15am, 16 hours. Photos here if interested: Mt Whitney Photos - Wattifoto


MtnDoser - Sep 2, 2011 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

1st time  Sucess!

Mt Whitney trail dayhike. Started at 5am (a lil late), summited about 3pm, and finished at 1am... basically a 20hr hike. We had a couple of people in the group struggling with the altitude and length of the trip, so it took longer than expected. All 6 of us made it to the top and back in our 1st attempt, beating the odds of 1 in 3. So I'm happy, and I wanna go back and shatter that time by multiple hours!


wleuzinger - Aug 30, 2011 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Snowy Ascent  Sucess!

Crampons and iceaxe from just above Lone Pine Lake all the way to the top.


Roots - Aug 29, 2011 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

MR Route  Sucess!

Good times.

Peter50 - Aug 29, 2011 6:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Mt Whtney Hike,

Hiked Mt. Whitney on August 27, 2011. It was 110 degrees in Lone Pine and 40 degrees on top of the mountain. It hailed up there the day before. Bring long pants and a warm jacket and gloves and you should be comfortable. We started at 3:30 am and returned by 6PM. Kept moving the whole time, the switchbacks are the longest and steepest I'ver ever hiked. The trailcrest at the top of the switchbacks is really something. This is a very difficult hike, definitely not for kids. On the way down I started to wonder why I do this, but once you are down you remember the reason for such grueling hikes and I can't wait to do this all over again. I love hiking, I will do it until the day I die!


SawtoothSean - Aug 27, 2011 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

Traverse  Sucess!

Did the Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Muir traverse in a long day with SuperDave. Whitney was great, but Mt. Russell was spectacular. We had the summit to ourselves on Whitney about 3pm.


GaryJWolff - Aug 24, 2011 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 1989

Mt. Whitney  Sucess!

Here is a panorama pic from Mt. Whitney's summit, made back before people used digital cameras:


BrianChase - Aug 22, 2011 4:38 pm

6 times  Sucess!

beautiful alpine region. ive only ever been in winter.


blueshade - Aug 16, 2011 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

Really easy route. Chute up to near the summit is mostly Class 2, but loose. Nice Class 3 above though, not for those that aren't used to that kind of thing. The little snow remaining is easily avoidable.


bc44caesar - Aug 13, 2011 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011

East Face  Sucess!

Climbed from Upper Boyscout Lake. Superb route. Iceberg Lake to summit in 3.5 hrs. Belayed Tower Traverse, up the notch, Fresh Air Traverse, the chimney, the 5.7 corner, and the short 5.5 slab above the corner. Simuled everything else.


Paul1 - Aug 2, 2011 3:28 am Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Solo  Sucess!

Not bringing the snowshoes was a BAD call!


MissH - Jul 20, 2011 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2011

Mountaineer's Route up  Sucess!

First time over 12,000 ft and enjoyed every foot of it! Ascended Mountaineer's Route. Good thing I had EricD to help find the disappearing route and a great trail description. Gorgeous weather except for brief moments of smokey skies. Descended in dark via Whitney Trail under very starry skies. Red moon rise around 9:30 pm due to smokey haze.

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