Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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MCGusto

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

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

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

East Buttress dayhike  Sucess!

Great route

Julia

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

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

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

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

High Sierra Trail  Sucess!

Finished the HST on Whitney! Awesome trip!

ssbclimber

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

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

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

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

Trail  Sucess!

Climbed Whitney/Muir in a day. Ouch

Paulatron

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

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 http://pullharder.org/2011/10/04/badwater/

vanman798

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

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

Mt Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful Day!

jaxcharlie

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

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

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

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!

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