Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Jul 11, 2004 1:10 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

Cold and cloudy. Easy hike.

Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Jul 11, 2004 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: May 5, 2001  Sucess!

Lots of snow. A few challenging spots beyond Trail Crest; snow bridges with exposed drops. Fun.

Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Jul 10, 2004 7:06 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: January 2002  Sucess!

Winter summit. Cold. Pain. Cold. Pain. FUN!


sierradiscgolfer - Jul 9, 2004 6:01 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 1973  Sucess!

At fourteen years old this was one of my first peaks!


brandon - Jul 6, 2004 6:52 pm

Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

4 hours round trip from Iceberg Lake, a really fun day after freezing on Russell.


Deb - Jul 6, 2004 11:42 am

Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: 3 July 2004  Sucess!

My first 14'er! Dave and I took our time to Iceberg Lake for acclimatization on Friday; we enjoyed a beer and feeding the little birds. Saturday we spent a big part of the day climbing Whitney; the granite was beautiful, the weather was flakey, altitude affects were annoying, and we spent the night in the Smithsonian hut. The descent back to camp the next morning was interesting with a party on East Buttress causing ugly rockfall at least once on hour - all along our path!

This was a major accomplishment for me considering my poor balance, crappy route finding skills and over-all wimp-ability to carry a heavy pack. Hugs and kisses to my doting partner! :)


RobertCharlesAltman - Jul 1, 2004 2:28 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: 6/29/04  Sucess!

Great hike! I loved this area. I left the Portal at 3:25AM, hike on up and arrived just fine. I ran down from Trail Camp and arrived back at 3:25PM. Exactly 12 hours to the minute round trip! Clear day, little wind. About 32 degrees whole way up. About 200 yards total of trail snow. Trail over snow easy to follow without crampons. Bring your camera!


395guy - Jun 29, 2004 12:08 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Sunday, June 27, 2004  Sucess!

Great hike. Started at 4:45am. On top at 10:40am. Good weather (cloudless, temps in mid-50s, a nippy wind). Summitted with three friends: Aaron, Dan, and Jason. All of us had a great day. Read my trip report entitled, "Whitney Day Hike on June 27, 2004" and see my photo from Trail Crest.


bennadler - Jun 29, 2004 12:59 am

Route Climbed: west slope Date Climbed: may 10 2002  Sucess!

over the west side (crabtree meadow) the late season ice made it easy to point uphill and avoid the switchbacks without impact. Super nice day.

i have trail notes on this site


Shaase - Jun 22, 2004 3:58 pm

Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: Fall of 93  Sucess!

I couldn't stop drooling at the Fsh Hook Arete across the way....


charles97 - Jun 22, 2004 1:11 pm

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!

Nice day hike on a clear summer day. Trail was mostly clear with a few patches of snow here and there. Started at 5:30, reached summit at 11:30.

Took a detour and bagged Mt. Muir as well. 22 miles, 6,500 ft elevation gain, 2 fourteeners, not bad for a day's work. =^)


spinefxr - Jun 10, 2004 12:27 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Date Climbed: June 5, 2004  Sucess!

Perfect day to climb. No wind and the views from the top were incredible.


rpc - Jun 4, 2004 11:59 am

Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: May 29-31, 2004  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed this route over Memorial Day weekend. Initially had bigger plans, but experienced pretty severe altitude effects on day 1 (and day 2 and day 3....) approach to Iceberg Lake (12700') - probably enhanced by the overnight travel (=no sleep). It was a fun route - nice to be climbing in an alpine setting after a winter of cragging. Technically easy climbing (harder variations are possible, we followed the route recommended by supertopo) up to about 5.7 (mostly lower than that). Ran into Guilty (see entry below) on the summit - did not know it at the time however.


Guilty - Jun 3, 2004 4:02 am

Route Climbed: North Slope of Whitney. Date Climbed: May 30, 04  Sucess!

Traverse from Carillon, to Russell, to Muir, to Whitney, and back to Lower Boy Scout Lake. For a nice day hike.


ridgeline - Jun 1, 2004 10:27 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: Aug 3 2002  Sucess!

Did the Trail several times before, did the Mtr.rt with Erin, Guy and Doug after an overnight at UBS Lake.


balajisv - May 27, 2004 1:55 am

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: Sep 1 2002  Sucess!

My first 14er. Almost a 24hr dayhike! Whew!


dankras - May 24, 2004 2:24 am

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: April 26, 2003  Sucess!

Another great day.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - May 17, 2004 7:32 pm

Route Climbed: The Mount Whitney Trail Date Climbed: September 14-15, 2003  Sucess!

Uneventful trip with nice weather. Camped at Trail Camp, was on the summit for the sunrise.


Alpinist - May 11, 2004 3:25 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: May 9, 2004

MikeB and I hiked in to Iceberg Lake on the first day and spent day 2 acclimatizing. We summited on day 3. The snow on the lower chute was perfect for climbing with crampons/ice ax. Above the notch, we ascended the rocks on the right-hand side of the first chute unroped.

The weather was perfect the day of our climb, but there were very high winds the day before and after. The MR is an incredible route on a spectacular mountain! However, it is not for the faint of heart. Though only a class 3 climb, the exposure may be intimidating for those not used to it. What a great climb!

Here is the full trip report.


thenunz - May 4, 2004 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: 05/02/04  Sucess!

Great snow and climbing conditions. Don't know how long snow will last. Climbed 2nd chute N' of Muir.

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