Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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dyscti - Oct 29, 2005 4:04 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: September 6th, 2005  Sucess!

Did this as the final hike of a highpoints trip. We had no problem doing it in a day. On the trail by 4:30 am and back to the parking lot by 4:45 pm. And on the way down I had to run back a half mile up the trail to retrieve my forgotten trekking pole!


YetiBauer - Oct 28, 2005 4:10 pm

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

climbed with Bill Heyenbruch, lead by Bela Vadasz. A sweet day of sunshine, clean granite and plenty of fresh air to long remember.

cdickinson - Oct 25, 2005 1:37 pm

Route Climbed: Mount Whitney Main Trail Date Climbed: Oct. 7, 2004  Sucess!

October is the time to climb. The 7th was a spectacular day, clear blue skies all of the way up and back - 45 degrees on the summit at 10:30 AM and very few people. The only complaint was the long hike back. Left Trail camp at 6:00 AM and finished at Portal in the dark at 7:45 PM. Watch out for the world famous Lone Pine Film Festival - we ended going on to Bishop to find a room.


rocketsredglare - Oct 24, 2005 10:34 pm

Route Climbed: Normal tourist trail Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

A two day summit when I was just starting to get into climbing/mountaineering. Did it with a great friend and had an experience that made me want more!


neocrash - Oct 24, 2005 3:51 am

Route Climbed: The main trail Date Climbed: 21 July 2005  Sucess!

great day, but hard as hell to do in a day! Started at midnight.

ripper333 - Oct 18, 2005 3:17 pm

Route Climbed: east buttress Date Climbed: sept 2005

awesome climb... the rock was chilly til we reached the sun. had to share the route with another team.

crap slog down the MR.. climbed with steve..


tdoughty - Oct 17, 2005 5:41 pm

Route Climbed: east face  Sucess!

wonderful excursion

legoman - Oct 14, 2005 11:25 pm

Route Climbed: East Trail Date Climbed: 9/8/05  Sucess!

Whitney was my 2nd 14er. I climbed it with my dad and with a broken wrist. I am 13 years old.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 14, 2005 4:54 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: August 25, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome Route on the East face. Started from the portal campground at 5 am and went for it. Hiked down the trail and reached the road at 8:30 pm. Amazingly fun route.


derekp62 - Oct 6, 2005 1:53 pm

Route Climbed: Sheperds Pass up West Side of Whitney Date Climbed: 9/8/2005  Sucess!

Spent a fantastic 6 days climbing Mt. Tyndall and then Mt. Whitney from the Symmes Creek TH over Sheperds Pass. For the first time my son was ready to bag his first 14'rs. He got the two he wanted. 5 perfect days and we walked out the last day in a snow strorm. God help the twits we saw still heading up when we were pointing out all the bad weather coming in. Even the previous day we saw lots of day hikers retreating without hitting the summit because the wind chill was below zero. T-shirts and short don't cut in on Mt. Whitney folks. It's really sad to see the state of the west side of Whitney. Even my 13 year old son notices the difference. We saw one couple in 5 days and then we pass 40+ people on Whitney. Still time spent in the wilderness with a good company can't be beat.

pwdrqst - Oct 4, 2005 3:03 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Hike Date Climbed: Sept 21, 2003  Sucess!

Beautiful day and I got my dad up and back. Not bad for someone celebrating his 65 birthday!


Duffer - Oct 4, 2005 1:36 pm

Route Climbed: Main trail Date Climbed: 15 April 1999  Sucess!

A lot of snow. Bypassed the switchbacks. Beautiful on top. Long trip down.


fearlss - Sep 29, 2005 11:23 am

Route Climbed: Main Whitney Trail Date Climbed: 25 Sept 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful perfect weather! Except the the freezing winds.

At 6am I let a hot cup of coffee rest for 2 back and it was frozen on top!

Snow made the way up the summit hard...wish I had crampons. Took me 4hrs from Trail Camp to the summit.

Took me 2hrs 35min from Trail Camp down the portal with a 35lbs pack. I thought it was pretty fast considering how shitty I was feeling.

What a beautiful mountain!!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 27, 2005 10:30 pm

Route Climbed: John Muir Date Climbed: July 13, 1999  Sucess!

Despite a 4 A.M. start and a summit arrival before 10, we could not escape thunder, hail, and rain that came in as we reached the summit. Although we had clear views just fifteen minutes from the summit, we saw nothing while up there (except too many other people).

cottersnow - Sep 27, 2005 1:56 pm

Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: 9-23-05  Sucess!

Two feet of snow on the route made this a very near epic. Freaking cold and exciting.


omahiker - Sep 26, 2005 7:48 pm

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: August 22,2005  Sucess!

Climbed solo from Portal to summit in 6.75 hours


wetsponge007 - Sep 25, 2005 2:49 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: summer 1993  Sucess!

First 14 thousand footer. Started at 10 p.m. with a full moon. Got back to the car at about 5 p.m. the next day. It got super cold on the switch backs and rested there at about 3 a.m. for about an hour or 2. I am glad I got to the top.


salad - Sep 23, 2005 12:51 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 1995ish  Sucess!

Great day


fedak - Sep 22, 2005 7:50 pm

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: Sep-19-2005  Sucess!

What was intended to be a thru-hike of the JMT turned into an out and back to Guitar Lake due to an early snow storm. Tagged Whitney on the way out and returned over trail crest with 12-18 inches of snow two days later.

Pics are here


ridgeline - Sep 15, 2005 11:26 pm

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: 8-20-05  Sucess!

I did the trail to see how my physical condition was for a Rainier climb two weeks latter, good weather fun day.

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