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.
Made it to 14138 feet at the top of the couliour and then turned back after a scary fall. See trip report for details
... and got there. Overnight at Trail Camp is a great experience, dawn breaking as you're heading up the 99 switchbacks is stunning.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
Summited Whitney many times, single day trips, multiple overnights, and a summit by the mountaineers route.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next time I'll do it in two days instead of as a day hike
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
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.
cold and cloudy on summit - beautiful coming down mid morning after a long night of hiking.
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.