Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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The Defiant One

The Defiant One - Feb 28, 2005 7:58 pm

Route Climbed: Mule Trail Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Started at 4:30 PM camped at 12000 after hiking in the dark summited and got back to trailhead by 4:30PM

Nate D

Nate D - Feb 28, 2005 4:37 pm

Route Climbed: the easiest Date Climbed: 1987  Sucess!

Great family outing. Highest summit for me.

cottersnow - Feb 28, 2005 3:35 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineers, E. Face, Muir- Whitney-Russel link up Date Climbed: 2003 - 2005  Sucess!

I like this mountain alot but my favorite route thus far is starting with the SE buttress of Muir and then linking Whitney and Russel. Three bid 14ers in not so long of a day and not many people.


jtree - Feb 28, 2005 12:27 am

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: 1991  Sucess!

Climbed that East Face route with my brother Mike Reyes in eight hours. Later that night while sleeping back at Iceberg Lake we were awakened by a desperate party still high on the route shouting out their belay signals in the dark, cold, night air. Later heard that they were supposed to be back in San Diego for work the next day.


GlennMerrill - Feb 27, 2005 7:33 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

Mountaineer's Route is fun to do in May.


doctorpeakbagger - Feb 21, 2005 4:54 pm

Route Climbed: Through Muir Date Climbed: July 22, 2004

Didn't bag the peak secondary to AMS starting at about 13,000 ft. Made it just passed 14k before I had to stop. Dizziness, nausea, headache, and no balance. Acclimatize as much as possible beforehand!


ahaass - Feb 19, 2005 9:51 pm

Route Climbed: standard hiking trail Date Climbed: August 18, 2000  Sucess!

9 gals and my guy made for a perfect group with perfect weather for a day hike in the park.


cloudrippr - Feb 13, 2005 5:55 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineers Date Climbed: April, 2002  Sucess!

This was my latest trip having done it 3 times nefore via Whitney Trail. By far the best one!

Linejudge - Feb 9, 2005 5:05 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 14, 2004  Sucess!

Wife and I attempted Whitney from the main trail. She made it to Trail crest and headed down I made it to the summit. We camped at Consultation Lake had great weather and saw our first nude hiker.


chilkoot - Feb 3, 2005 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail (Whitney Portal) Date Climbed: August 7, 2000  Sucess!

Beautiful Day! We got an early start (1:00 a.m. or so) and reached Trail Camp just as those camped there were waking up. Can't remember exactly how many hamburgers I downed at the Whitney Portal store at the end of the day, but I think it was more than I can count on one hand!

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 10:05 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

The altitude took a lot out of me on this long day hike. I was amazed by the crowds on the summit.

brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Jan 8, 2005 7:59 pm

Route Climbed: Hairline Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

E. Stefke, L. Stefke, Em Holland and B. Bindner rebolted this route during a 7-day climb, bivouacking on Frisbee Ledge and the top of Pitch 9.


sierratrekkin - Dec 22, 2004 8:23 am

Route Climbed: Mountianeer's Route Date Climbed: July, 1998

Whitney was my first of many peaks in the spectacular Sierra. Myself and three others climbed the Mountaineer's Route on a summer trip. Since then I have returned to the Sierra every summer to backcountry trek and peakbag along the way.

Gene - Dec 20, 2004 4:04 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 1979  Sucess!

Me too!


uintas - Dec 9, 2004 9:58 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Portal, Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August, 1973  Sucess!

Had a great trip with my friends after graduating from High School. We all made it to the top. Some stayed too long at the top and ended up hiking the last few miles in the dark on the way down. My kids today would not believe that their old dad made it to the top if I did not have the pictures to prove it.


bricewilson - Dec 8, 2004 6:29 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: September 9, 2003  Sucess!

First time, just drove up from SoCal and camped at the Portal the night before. We made good time and only got a little sick. Nothing in this world tastes better than one of Doug's cheeseburgers after a long day on the trail!


flotzilla - Dec 1, 2004 9:17 pm

Route Climbed: main route Date Climbed: feb 2001  Sucess!

six very cold days but made the summit and had a great time.


eateverything - Nov 30, 2004 8:29 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Portal, Mountaineers Route. Date Climbed: August 21, 2000  Sucess!

What an awesome experience. We came in from Whitney portal, and during our first summit attempt my Dad came down with a pretty advanced case of HAPE, which was really horrifying. I was only 18 at the time, but the thought of your dad dying on the mountain, right in front of you is pretty motivating. We sent our 3rd party member ahead to get help while I acted as surrogate legs for dad. We all made it out OK. I'm glad it was August.


HeyItsBen - Nov 10, 2004 3:59 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: June 6th, 2003  Sucess!

First hike ever. Done it a few times since, and in all seasons.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 5, 2004 9:23 pm

Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: October 4, 2003  Sucess!

Great weather, awesome climbing, and stunning views all day long. Who could ask for more? Okay, well maybe an escalator back down to the portal (never let it be said that wouldn't opt for the easy way down...). My partner didn't tell me this before the climb, but apparently he had been dreaming of an east face route for years. He had walked up the trail, noticed climbers popping up from the east, peered over the edge, and said, "Wow!" That was the start of his climbing career.

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