Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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SurfinPeakScience - Aug 16, 2012 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Footsteps of Muir  Sucess!

Via Mountaineers Route...the whole North Fork of Lone Pine Creek is magnificent!


NavySeabee - Aug 8, 2012 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Second Time from Portal  Sucess!

Better views (if that's possible) second time and five years after my previous climb. Adding Crooks Peak and Discovery Pinnacle this time were fun diversions. Had great compadres to hike with too!


JoeK - Aug 3, 2012 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Leisure  Sucess!

Did a quick run up to Muir after hauling pack to trail camp. Got back to camp for a bit of sleep then did a leisurely ascent to Whitney with the rest of the group. Also bagged Langley earlier in the week. Fun week in the Eastern Sierra.


dstevenson0204 - Aug 2, 2012 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Beautiful  Sucess!

Did the Mountaineering route. Camped two night! Had a lot of fun!


Tonka - Jul 29, 2012 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Bluebird Day  Sucess!

Great day all around. We had great weather and a really fun time on both the mountain and in Lone Pine. Main trail.


kenrw - Jul 28, 2012 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Perfect  Sucess!

Left @ 4:30am. Summit at 10:30am. Perfect weather. Hey, don't worry about getting a day-use permit. There are plenty available the day before you need it. There are about 30-50% cancellations, and that puts 30-50 permits back into the pool by 3pm the day before. The ranger told me that there are several unused permits every day. I drove down from Bend, OR and did not have a concern getting a permit. Also, there is not fee for a permit obtained the day before it is needed.


joseyinnet - Jul 17, 2012 2:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

15th HP  Sucess!

Did this with my brother (his first time peakbagging). I was actually expecting the whole thing to be a lot harder, but my feet/legs didn't even hurt. My brother thought it was a lot harder though. Went up to the top in a day and then camped at trail camp. Finished off with pancakes at the trailhead.


mengbo - Jul 16, 2012 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

Via Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

2x. Hiked with Jean via mountaineer's route. Camped at Iceberg Lake.

Joshb4 - Jul 11, 2012 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Finally  Sucess!

At the end of a successful solo JMT


SkydiveKen - Jul 11, 2012 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2012

8th summit the hard way  Sucess!

Ran from Onion Valley to Whitney portal. Made the side trip to Whitney but did not have it in me to do Muir too.

48 miles and over 15,000' of gain in 23 hrs = ouch!

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MountainHikerCO - Jul 8, 2012 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Bear!  Sucess!

Via Standard Route. Had bear encounter in parking lot before starting. He was sneaking up on my wife’s side of the car when we were getting ready. Was able to shoo it away. Do NOT leave your pack or any food unguarded. He was patrolling for a quick steal. Use the bear boxes.


SkydiveKen - Jul 11, 2012 4:43 pm

Re: Bear!

My partner and I were sitting in his truck trying to get some rest before our climb. Had a bear climb into the bed of the truck with us in the cab. At first I thought my partner was just moving around trying to get comfortable. He though it was me moving around. It was so dark that it took us a while to realize that is was not either one of us. When we shined a flash light into the bed, we saw a small black bear just on the other side of the window with my water bottle in it's mouth. Pretty sure he was more scared then us by the way he leaped out of the truck.


Pfeiffer75 - Jul 8, 2012 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2012

Fun  Sucess!

Climbed via the Mountaineers Route. No snow at all in the coulior.

carpej - Jul 7, 2012 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012

First time up  Sucess!

started at night, didn't need headlamp it was almost a full moon.. beautiful hike ready to do it again this winter.


mccoyimages - Jun 24, 2012 11:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

6-23-2012 #15 in a row  Sucess!

Today was our 15th summit in a row, the weather was good when we left the portal at 5:15 AM ,as we made our way up the main trail we started to encounter lots of people. We had decided when we left the car to make this a walk instead of our usual push for personal best time, a relief since we just finished the 54 mile evolution loop two days prior in 18 hrs. So this trip was fun we interacted with lots with people on the way up and gave big words of encouragement. As we reached trails crest the wind was ripping through the notch making it almost hard to stand up, just in time to meet a guy who had turned back do to the high winds. He asked if we would mind helping him to the summit, yes sir no problem , off we went head down jackets on we pushed forward , it was awesome we made it with our new guest and he was elated to see the summit, what a fun feeling watching one who had given up dig deep and succeed good job Carl.. look forward to next week . Trail is in great shape all the guys working on the trail thank you for all the hard work keeping the Whitney trail in such good condition..MW85


pilz8 - Jun 18, 2012 7:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Day hike  Sucess!

Beautiful hike up, not as crowded as I thought it would be. Super long going down! Epic views from the peak!


mccoyimages - Jun 16, 2012 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2012

#14  Sucess!

We left the Portal at 5 AM made summit at 9:20 AM took a few pictures and back down .The trail was in great shape for running ,not to many people for some reason or another ,we got back to car at 12:40 PM super fun day the weather was perfect . This was our 14th summit in a row week after week. still chasing Richard P who has 29 in a row I sure enjoy being on Mt Whitney. So far this year we have met some wonderful people.



GlennD - May 29, 2012 12:29 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

10th Highpoint  Sucess!

Beautiful day on the Mountaineer's Route. 6 hrs from Whitney Portal to summit.


mccoyimages - May 17, 2012 9:46 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2012

trip #7  Sucess!

This was our 7th trip up Whitney in the last 2 months. we are training for a multi stage race in Nepal this coming november, as of late our trips are under 12 hrs from car to summit to car with camera gear. Whitney is the sacred training ground for us as well as many people looking to get up for their first time.Its always a pleasure meeting new people and helping those in need. We have met a guy recently, his name is Richard , and he has 25 consecutive weeks up Whitney . we will be headed down again tonight for our 3 am departure , we will check in with trail information tomorrow.. Peace Davey and Tracy


Trailboss88 - May 13, 2012 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2012

Mountaineers Route

with Moarkse. First day was a struggle with the wind and routefinding. Second day we made it to about 12,000 to the ridge before Iceberg lake but were too tired to continue. Routefinding was a challenge on the way down, and we wound up using some rappel slings to rappel of the trail where it appeared to have cliffed-out for others as well. Snow condition was very variable, from posthole-soft to icy.

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