Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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Saluki72 - Apr 24, 2012 1:48 am

Dayhike  Sucess!

Nice day hike to the summit, had to avoid the switchbacks due to snow and ice and go up the chute which made it a little more interesting, but fun none-the-less.


chicagosky - Apr 15, 2012 11:51 am Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

Know how to self arrest

Made it to 14138 feet at the top of the couliour and then turned back after a scary fall. See trip report for details


Ruvicha - Apr 13, 2012 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

Did my best ...  Sucess!

... and got there. Overnight at Trail Camp is a great experience, dawn breaking as you're heading up the 99 switchbacks is stunning.


IdahoDaisy - Apr 7, 2012 11:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

Mt. Whitney in 1 day  Sucess!

One of the best days of my life... and my feet had never hurt so much! We started at around 6 am and reached the summit around noon. Stayed at the hostel in Lone Pine and got pizza across the street... perfect set up.


orbitor - Apr 5, 2012 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

From the West on JMT  Sucess!

Successful 6-day backpacking trip, entering the High Sierra over Shepherd Pass and pushing to the top from the west on JMT, then descending to Whitney Portal.


mjholmes - Mar 12, 2012 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2011

Perfect Day  Sucess!

Took the main trail up and down in one day. Enjoyed the company of old friends, fabulous weather, gorgeous views and no bear encounters. Anyone who prepares and is in good condition can do this hike in the summer.


krrt2000 - Feb 26, 2012 10:03 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 1993

Mt. Whitney  Sucess!

First time reg route total white out on top (84). Next time Mtnrs Route, awesome (92). Next time reg route with my wife in Oct no one on top, beautiful day (93)


zoomloco - Feb 22, 2012 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2012

solo winter e face & buttress  Sucess!

Pullharder Alpine Club, Winter solos of the East face and East Buttress, 12h 45 min car-to-car. My 5th and 6th summits of this amazing mountain, and completely free of humanity except myself, very tranquil.


lzpup - Feb 19, 2012 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

Whitney Standard  Sucess!

Hike 2 day via Whitney portal. So amazing. Will come back for more. A tip, if you are staying at the lake and the are plenty of spots, dont set down next to someone and talk all night.. .that aside fantastic, will be back for more , mountaineers and E. buttress are next


adventurdreamer - Feb 12, 2012 1:49 pm

many summits  Sucess!

Summited Whitney many times, single day trips, multiple overnights, and a summit by the mountaineers route.


Wolfram - Jan 30, 2012 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2008

Can't wait to go back  Sucess!

Made it to High Camp and spent the night, followed by going to the summit early the next morning and collecting our tent on the way back down. Awesome experience, and I can't wait to do it again someday.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 14, 2012 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2011

North Face via the Mountaineers  Sucess!

Gimpilator, Michael and I climbed this as a 4 day trip, but climbed Carillion and attempted Russel along the way. At first we were on the mountaineers route, but ended up on the North Face due to some icy slope.


gimpilator - Dec 12, 2011 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2011

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

We spent 3 nights above 11,000 feet. We did Carillon, attempted the east ridge of Russell and finished with the Mountaineers Route. Significant ice flows forced us to make large detours in three places on the route.


mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2009

Success  Sucess!

Mountaineers Route


LincolnB - Dec 6, 2011 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1985

1985  Sucess!

With brother Jon and a friend. Took the long way in, backpacking from Sequoia National Park. Had the trail pretty much to ourselves until the descent down the east side -- which was so crowded I doubt I'll ever do it again.


KevinPourroy - Dec 5, 2011 1:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Long Day Hike  Sucess!

Next time I'll do it in two days instead of as a day hike

Super Dave

Super Dave - Nov 30, 2011 12:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2011

North Face  Sucess!

Whitney was the third summit of a great four-peak traverse with Sawtooth Sean. Climbed the north face after Russell. Last summit group of the day, lucked out and had the highpoint to ourselves. In the end, our day was 15 hours, 17 miles, 8500’ elevation gain. Awesome day. Trip Report

Luke Swanson

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.

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