Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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uwjennie - Aug 22, 2005 1:26 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: 08/20/05  Sucess!

Day hike from the Portal to Iceberg Lake and then up the Mountaineer's Route. No need for ice axe or crampons, we had left them in the car and were fine crossing a few snow patches in the chute without them. Went down the main trail and did Muir on the way out. Great day hike!


HSeldon - Aug 19, 2005 2:20 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

We took the Whitney trail and camped at trail camp. We got up early the next day and started hiking at 5 AM and made it to the summit by 8 AM. It started to get very crowded while we descended from the summit, so I am very glad we got up there early! Also, the weather usually gets worse as the day goes on. This was my first 14er and I hope to do more!


McCannster - Aug 16, 2005 6:28 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!

The Mountaineer's was a great route. We were a little worried about the weather going up, but the clouds cleared as we approached the notch. An easy traverse later, we were standing on the summit.


Shaase - Aug 15, 2005 11:08 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

4 hours to summit - 400 people on summit


old5ten - Aug 15, 2005 1:14 am

Route Climbed: Hairline Date Climbed: August 28th, 2004  Sucess!

3rd trip to the top. Rebolted Hairline on the East Face with the Gazelle, Brutus, and Nurse Ratchet. Thanks to the ASCA for the bolts. What an awesome way to spend a week!


thomascanty - Aug 12, 2005 7:37 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

My second time to the top, and the third 14'er in a month. Dark clouds were building fast, so I didn't stay long at the summit.

KHJR - Aug 6, 2005 10:39 pm

Route Climbed: Started at the Portal Date Climbed: 8.1.05  Sucess!

19 boys from Tn, Ms, Alabama made summit on 8.1.05. had a long but good day. Make sure you spend a couple of days getting acclimated. Pack light!


Gonzo - Aug 4, 2005 11:30 pm

Route Climbed: whitney trail Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!

quick hike great day great friends and hail hurts really bad


DeeDee - Aug 4, 2005 6:59 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: July 25, 2004  Sucess!

Day climb. I liked it better than the East Butt.


DeeDee - Aug 4, 2005 6:57 pm

Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: July, 1997  Sucess!

Difficult route finding.


Dean - Aug 4, 2005 8:44 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2005  Sucess!

I had climbed White Mtn Peak two days before so I figured the altitude would be no problem and this turned out to be right. I opted for an early morning start just before 3 a.m. and donned my headlamp for the first few miles taking it off near trail camp.

I had perfect weather and actually enjoyed the whole trail, particularly the 99 switchbacks that are an impressive engineering feat when you think about them. Met a couple great guys from Kentucky on the switchbacks and we stuck together for the rest of the hike up. It turned out to be a very social trail as everyone is very friendly and are seemingly from every state and many foreign countries. The only thing lacking at the summit was a McD's. The summit was covered with hikers and one guy had parked his behind on the Benchmark which irritated a few who had to ask him to move over a bit as they preferred seeing only the Benchmark in their photos. Still, it was a perfect day and a perfect hike.


jefflach - Aug 2, 2005 5:54 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: July 31st, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful climb. There's still plenty of snow in the chute, ice-axe recommended. Hailed and rained all night. Look out for the marmots!!


bennovak - Aug 1, 2005 7:53 pm

Route Climbed: Whitnet Trail Date Climbed: July 31 2005  Sucess!

Went with some good friends on this second trip up the mountain. CTC in 10 hrs with a nice detour up Mt Muir too.

Climbing Webers

Climbing Webers - Jul 31, 2005 8:52 pm

Route Climbed: Main trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Good weather! There was very little snow on the trail and crampons are not needed. Early start 2:30am and ended at 3:30pm. Long hike with awesome views. Even with a couple days of acclimating still had a little altitude sickness. Wife had first siezure ever due to altitude (fun fun fun!). Great trip! ;)

easleygone - Jul 30, 2005 4:39 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 1990?  Sucess!

My oldest son's first & only "big" climb with me. We

camped in the designated boulder field halfway up

and as we summitted the next day, he developed a

heavy dose of extreme altitude sickness. I got him

down and back to Oklahoma where he when on to

law school and never climbed with me again. At

least he didn't sue me.


Andinistaloco - Jul 28, 2005 2:51 am

Route Climbed: normal, mostly Date Climbed: 1995?  Sucess!

Great hike - there was a ton of snow on the route (think it was late April) and I remember postholing and swearing mightily while my 150-pound partner frolicked atop the crust of snow. Long day, too... think when i do this one again I'll make it two days and take it easier!


citadel07 - Jul 27, 2005 4:30 pm

Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

Great trip. Still plenty of snow in chute and at Iceberg Lake. Streams are still running strong which made for some interesting crossings and hailed on 2 afternoons in a row. Awesome trip overall.


tonyo - Jul 24, 2005 10:27 am

Route Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Day hiked with my son, who made it to the summit in 4:25. Needless to say, I took a bit longer. Ok, maybe a lot longer. 3rd 14er.


SusanM - Jul 23, 2005 11:29 pm

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: July 17, 2005  Sucess!

Glissaded from Trail Crest down to Trail Camp. Big Fun! I can't wait to try the Mountaineering Route.


rockcairn - Jul 14, 2005 7:13 pm

Route Climbed: Mount Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

There are still a few snow crossings, but no problem getting by the cable railing on the swtichbacks above trail camp.

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