Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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kommish

kommish - May 22, 2006 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2003

Main trail  Sucess!

Left at 3am made the top and was down having a burger by 3pm. Fun day friend had a touch of altitude sickness though.

ElCapitanKoolAid

ElCapitanKoolAid - May 22, 2006 3:55 am

Normal route  Sucess!

Went with my friends to hike to the summit. It was their first time on such a high altitude and I am sure they enjoyed it the lack of oxygen.

Wandering Sole Images

Wandering Sole Images - May 15, 2006 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

Whitney Trail  Sucess!

There was still lots of snow on the ground, but the weather was perfect for my first 14er! An awesome day out!

lakenyon - May 14, 2006 10:24 pm

trail  Sucess!

Walked up in Sept 2003 and have not been back since. The drive is too long.

esugi

esugi - May 4, 2006 8:07 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

MR Route finally  Sucess!

After having been unsuccessful on the MR route 3 times before (first time we accidently went up the wrong fork, second time we turned around at the notch due to conditions, and third time weathered in at high camp), I finally summitted under beautiful conditions.

We camped at Clyde Meadows and left camp too early in the morning (1am). We did not want to summit in the complete darkness so we froze our asses off at iceberg for couple of hours while waiting for little daylight.

Overall a fantastic time. Got little nervous going through couple of avalanche debris field on the way up to LBSL. It looked like more stuff could be coming down with the weather being so warm.

eggheadsherpa

eggheadsherpa - May 4, 2006 5:58 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

Camped at Iceberg Lake and summited the next day. Had great weather throughout!

Quadaxial

Quadaxial - Apr 5, 2006 3:50 am Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2006

via MR route 4/2/6  Sucess!

Hello,

My girlfriend, Niki, and I summited Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route after a winter of substantial storms. We started at 7am on Saturday, camped at Iceberg Lake, summited at 11am and returned to our car below the Portal at 6:15pm.

The weather was perfect! We really got lucky. I'll post a detailed trip report and pictures on my website.

Jason

Tracy

Tracy - Mar 31, 2006 10:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1973

2x from Whitney Portal - 38 years apart  Sucess!

I was 11 years old, my older brother Barton was 12 and my younger brother Eric was 9. We all made it to the top with our Dad. Beautiful clear day and mobs of other hikers. Camped at Lone Pine Lake. Completed within 24 hours start to finish.

38 years later (8/10/2011) I hiked this one again via the Mountaineers Route with Doug (summitpost member "Holsti97"), his niece Megan, and Ed (summitpost member "Edsclimb"). Great group to hike with. We overnighted at Iceberg Lake. It was Doug's 48th state highpoint, Ed's 30th, and Megan's 4th. For me it was a first state highpoint repeat (of my first state highpoint); however, it was by a more adventurous route.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 29, 2006 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2005

MR day trip  Sucess!

MR up, summer trail down, 17 hour day, snow continuous from Lower Boy Scout Lake. Awesome day.

Uncle Jams Army

Uncle Jams Army - Mar 28, 2006 1:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2004

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

I climbed this route as part of a 5-day mountaineering course. We hiked up to UBL through the E-ledges on day one, and camped there for three days. On the fourth day, we summitted via the farthest left Chute above the notch, using ascenders to climb on ropes fixed by the guide service. Very nice summit day, as the weather was clear and perfect snow conditions.

ericd

ericd - Mar 23, 2006 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005

Weekend Summit  Sucess!

Flew to Las Vegas, rented car, drove to trailhead, slept, climbed all day with a summit around 1pm. This has got to be one of the prettiest approaches, can see where Ansel Adams got all his photos from! Did the Pinnacle Peak (13,000')for extra-credit. 13hr climb with about 7000' elevation gain.

MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Mar 20, 2006 5:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005

Route climbed: East Buttress  Sucess!

Doing one of the technical routes up Whitney was one of my goals when I started climbing at the end of the previous season. Had to wait a long time for 120 to open to get here this year. Climbed with Damien. We originally started up the East Face but wound up traversing over to the East Buttress. From this point I stopped looking at the topo and just kept going up. Didn't need to place gear for about half the pitches. Fun climbing and the views just kept getting better. Warm and sunny on top. Long slog down a very snowy MR to get back to the tent at Iceberg Lake just before dark.

jakefrisbee

jakefrisbee - Mar 14, 2006 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

End of JMT  Sucess!

Went up July 4th weekend, 2005 then again at the end of July for the end of the John Muir Trail. We got pushed down to Trail Camp from Trail Crest because of thunderstorms, but we got a nap in and started for the summit at 7:30pm from Trail Camp. We were on the summit in time for a full moon rise and we were treated to a grand lightning show out across the Nevada desert. Absolutely no one else around up there at night! I was in the best hiking shape of my life.

bajaandy

bajaandy - Mar 9, 2006 4:02 pm

West side approach  Sucess!

Started in Horseshoe Meadows, through New Army Pass and around to Crabtree Meadows and Guitar Lake. This was during a summer that there were big fires all over So. Cal, so views were minimal. Great trip none the less.

tjbst47

tjbst47 - Mar 8, 2006 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2004

Mount Whitney  Sucess!

Hiked up on trail from the west.

e-doc

e-doc - Mar 5, 2006 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1992

Backpack with old friends  Sucess!

Great 4 day backpack with a successful summit. Hiked in at Cottonwood Lakes. We climbed over New Army Pass, went crosscountry and camped at Upper Soldier lake. Next day we hiked by Mt Guyot and camped at Guitar lake. Day #3 we met an episcopal priest from SF who knew the priest that married my wife and I. Small world! We summited, camped at Outpost camp, and hiked out on day #4

couimet

couimet - Mar 3, 2006 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2004

Whitney Main Trail  Sucess!

Lots of snow, but beautiful weather. Was my first and so far only 14er. Would like to do it again.

EManBevHills

EManBevHills - Feb 25, 2006 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 1998

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

45th B'Day ascent of 1st 14'er

BCL

BCL - Feb 23, 2006 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2005

Main Trail  Sucess!

Night hike. Pretty cold on the summit at 5am.

mthilgard13

mthilgard13 - Feb 22, 2006 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2003

Winter 03 Climb

Made it to the top of the mountaineer's route chute (~14000 ft). Extremely windy, cold. Our leader got altitude sickness, so we unfortunetly turned around. Camped at Upper Boy Scout Lake.

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