Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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Luke Swanson - Nov 7, 2011 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2011

Mountaineer's Route in the Snow  Sucess!

We planned to camp on the way, but we made good time and the snow was good all day. Summited pretty late that day and hiked out in the dark. At the notch, I turned left and took the steep route to the summit, but I took the traverse on the way back to the notch.


echristensen - Nov 1, 2011 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2011

Dayhike  Sucess!

cold and cloudy on summit - beautiful coming down mid morning after a long night of hiking.


ferdinandverboom - Oct 28, 2011 9:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

MR route  Sucess!

MR route with my wife. We only saw some people in the distance, so we practically had the route for ourselves. A very nice mixed climb, with some easy rock and a pretty steep couloir under the summitplateau. The summit is a little bit disappointing, it looks much more spectacular from below, but it was nice and warm and we sunbaked for an hour. The descent was pretty cool. We glisaded down a great part of the normal route.
Pretty long day-hike.


MCGusto - Oct 28, 2011 12:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2005

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

with matt and jarrod followed by going to the grand canyon and hiking to the colorado


hunterslee - Oct 23, 2011 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2002

Good times  Sucess!

One of my first ascents above 14,000' Will go back and climb it again via a more technical line.


Daria - Oct 22, 2011 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

East Buttress dayhike  Sucess!

Great route


Julia - Oct 22, 2011 12:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2011

Mt. Whitney  Sucess!

Started at 2am reached the summit at 10am spent an hour on top of the world and just as we were beginning our decent it began to snow! It was spectacular!


PrinceOfNorway - Oct 21, 2011 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010

Mt. Whitney!  Sucess!

Did the mountaineer's route in one day with my buddy Jason. Left at midnight and got to the couloir by sunrise and the top by 9am. We would have gone much faster but once the sun came up the cameras came out and we took tons of shots. This mountain is one of my favorites. Love you Whitney!


astrogerly - Oct 19, 2011 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2011

Mountaineers Route

Finally got permits. Bad conditions at UBSL in the morning (hail, etc), so didn't summit.


astrogerly - Oct 19, 2011 10:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

High Sierra Trail  Sucess!

Finished the HST on Whitney! Awesome trip!


ssbclimber - Oct 8, 2011 2:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

Whitney  Sucess!

Climbed the standard route with Matt Thielman, Ezra Danciu, and Hugo Pimentel. Long 22 mile trek. Took us 14 hours.


MBFN - Oct 7, 2011 10:42 pm

MBFN  Sucess!

North fork trail on a very dry, snow-less day. Climbed it again the next year in early March. Tons of snow and had to hike 4 miles up the portal road just to get to the trail head...there was a rockslide covering the road. On the way down from the summit we came found a woman at the top of the notch who had passed out from apparent dehydration and/or altitude sickness. With the help of 4 other climbers we were able to lower her by rope then carry her to iceberg lake where we left her with a rescue team. This was supposed to be a quick day trip...we ended up hiking/climbing for 23 hours straight and with the rock slide it was about 20 miles roundtrip.


bedellympian - Oct 7, 2011 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2002

First 14er  Sucess!

I was in high school. My dad and I could not get an overnight permit. So we did the day hike. It was beautiful. I really wanted to do it from the West as a backpack trip after looking off the summit.


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!

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