Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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CptAmerica - Oct 21, 2014 5:14 pm

beautiful approach  Sucess!

whitney trail. absoluteluy beautiful, but unfortunately class 1 the whole way. attempting the east buttress this weekend


Dalian - Oct 11, 2014 7:54 pm

17 times so far

I hiked to the top of this mountain in:
2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and in August 24, 2015
4 times as part of the John Muir Trail hike (once as a start for JMT, three times as an end)
3 times with a partner as a day hike
car-summit-car in 12 hours on the Mountaineers Route in snow (April 2011)
14 times solo (first time solo)


ozarkmac - Oct 8, 2014 8:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014

JMT thru hike  Sucess!

Last day on the John Muir Trail. Alpine start from Guitar Lake for Equinox sunrise at Trailcrest. Amazing ever-changing light. 4 of us had the summit to ourselves for a long while before the hoards from the East side arrived. A very cool way to finish an incredible adventure. The trudge down to the Portal makes for a long day.

watterdog - Sep 23, 2014 1:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2011

End of the trail (almost).  Sucess!

I reached the summit after 18 days on the John Muir Trail. I started at Curry Village in Yosemite.


davido - Sep 11, 2014 2:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

Foggy summit  Sucess!

Fog and light drizzle rolled in as we neared the summit so we couldn't see least it was clear on the way up and I got to see the beautiful orange reflection of the rising sun off the mountain.


RoryKuykendall - Aug 20, 2014 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2013

Long Day Hike  Sucess!

Long dayhike with my girlfriend to celebrate our one year anniversary as a couple. I love this trail and I love the energy of the people on it. A special experience.


farristj - Aug 11, 2014 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2003

Onion Valley to Whitney  Sucess!

My first ever trek on the John Muir Trail!


ScottWhitneyBound - Aug 10, 2014 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014

Overnight at Trail Camp  Sucess!

I did it solo. I camped two nights at Horseshoe Meadows and hiked to Chicken Springs Lake and back to get acclimated. Then backpacked to Trail Camp, got up the next morning and started hiking at 7:25am, summited at 10am after negotiating nearly 3 miles of snow on the trail between Trail Crest and the summit, and made it back to the car by 7pm.


harbor - Aug 8, 2014 1:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

10th State HP  Sucess!

Acclimated at Great Basin Ntl. Park in Nevada for a few days before driving out to Whitney. Day hiked all 22 miles. Gorgeous cloudless day. Probably one of the nicest all summer. Glad I wasn't up there this last weekend with the freak August snowstorm dumping 6-12 inches on much of the High Sierras. A lot of leftover snow up on top. Like every hike I've done at higher altitudes my stomach went into a knot at 13k feet but luckily the feeling went away after 30 or so minutes. Highest I've ever been so far.

Hiked with brother, sister, and father-in-law. Great experience. Stayed at the hostel in Lone Pine.

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Adam Doc Fox - Jul 17, 2014 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

Fog Death View  Sucess!

Rain cloud shroud from 3 a.m. departure at Trail Camp to summit and back. I imagine the views were neat. Bob Ross painted Sequoia Natl' one time so I'll check that.
Amazing time; ignore the sarcasm.


Diesel - Jul 15, 2014 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2014

Day Hike Solo  Sucess!

Second time up. Slower than last year by 45 minutes! 5:15 from Portal to summit.

nikhilm - Jul 9, 2014 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

day hike from whitney portal  Sucess!

Exhausting! Coming down that trail has to be the worst thing I've ever done, not because of the physical effort, but the amount of painful talus and switchbacks.


braindancer - Jul 8, 2014 12:04 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2008

Yay Whitney!  Sucess!

This was our first venture to high(ish) elevation, and it did kick our butt quite a bit. We did this as an overnighter. Couldn't sleep on summit plateau, that made the summit quite a bit more strenuous. 99 switchbacks had a good deal of show but no ice.


brichardsson - Jun 30, 2014 12:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014

don't know why...  Sucess! took me so long, but i finally got here!


eidenreiden - Jun 18, 2014 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005

At end of JMT

Beautiful! Surreal sunrise through the cracks in the ridge after trail crest. Otherworldly look to all of the fractured rock. Perfect amount of wind, swirling mist, clear air and warm sun to finish off an amazing John Muir Trail trip.


MattDurkee - Jun 8, 2014 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2005

Trail in a Day  Sucess!

Solo in a day. Was at Badwater Basin (lowest point in U.S.) a couple days before.


Jurgen - Jun 6, 2014 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2014

Whitney trail in a day  Sucess!

Great hike with beautiful views. The hike is easy but very long (which you usually first notice during the descent). We started around 4pm and summited 7 hours later. During the descent we slided down the chute, which was fun and fast.


larrychenshen - May 28, 2014 11:47 pm

Hurray!  Sucess!


Pietri - May 9, 2014 1:46 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

Friday 5/2/14 hiked to Upper Boy Scout Lake and camped.
Saturday 5/3/14 started for the summit at 0500 hours.
8 hours up; 6 hours down. Back at camp at 1900 hours.
Sunday 5/4/14 hiked out.
High pressure system in place the whole time. Generally clear; windy at times.


DarrenKnezek - Apr 16, 2014 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2014

Fantastic Climb via the Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

The road was closed by the locked gate just after Lone Pine Campground. It added an extra 2,000 feet of elevation gain as well as 3 more miles. We didn't encounter any snow until around 9,000 feet. We needed snowshoes around Lower Boy Scout Lake. Continued to Upper Boy Scout Lake to camp. Left at 6 am and summites around noon .
A rope and anchor material was nice for the newer members of our group.

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