Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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Bombchaser

Bombchaser - Mar 3, 2008 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

Solo on Mount Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Summited via the Whitney trail. I spent four days on the mountian. Recieved two blizzards with 70-80 mph winds, and weather had called for mild and sunny. Had a base camp at Trail Camp. Route up through switchbacks to summit was covered in ice and snow, forming a slope, not a trail.

Ambret

Ambret - Feb 22, 2008 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

Whitney Main Trail  Sucess!

Had hoped to do Whitney as an overnight hike, but no luck in the lottery. So opted for a day hike ... one very long day, going up against a harsh headwind. Fantastic views in all directions!

merrill

merrill - Feb 8, 2008 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Whitney Portal  Sucess!

We did the relatively easiER trail instead of a climb since we had only one day and I had my wife in tow. She actually towed me up the mountain and then I had to tow her the last few miles out to the car.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 6, 2008 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2001

MT WHITNEY  Sucess!

CLIMBED WITH NICK NELSON VIA MOUNTAINEERS ROUTE. COULDN'T FIGURE WHERE TO GO FROM ICEBERG LK AND FIRST TRIED WHITNEY/RUSSELL COL BEFORE RETURNING TO LAKE AND FIGURING OUT THE CORRECT COULOIR. NICK WAS WASTED AND WAITED WHILE I BAGGED THE SUMMIT. HAD A BAD CASE OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS THAT NIGHT RETREATING FROM WHITNEY PORTAL CG TO LONE PINE

6/27/03 RETURNED TO CLIMB MT MUIR VIA THE MOUNTAINEERS ROUTE OVER WHITNEY GOING AND RETURNING

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

I don't remember...  Sucess!

how many times I've been to the top, but the most rewarding was a recent daytrip when lead some pitches on the East Buttress...yaaah! :D

utclimber - Jan 12, 2008 7:44 pm

Long day  Sucess!

I climbed Whitney in August 1998. Mt. Muir makes a good side outing on the return trip.

Bonesaw

Bonesaw - Jan 10, 2008 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

East Face  Sucess!

Awesome route on an awesome mountain!

burningthebushes

burningthebushes - Jan 6, 2008 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007

Mountaineers Rte.  Sucess!

The Notch was the best part. Snow down the middle but nice 3rd class on the left (east) side. Desended the main trail.

wrigleyd

wrigleyd - Jan 5, 2008 12:46 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

MR #3  Sucess!

Summited in superb conditions. Got to Iceberg lake early in the day and spent most of the afternoon hiding from the sun. Didn't even need to don the crampons with the dry conditions the next day.

wrigleyd

wrigleyd - Jan 5, 2008 12:44 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2007

MR #2

We got to just below Iceberg Lake, then "slept" in a roller coaster of a tent, then bailed when we woke to blowing snow and gusty winds. We didn't have goggles and the guided group we were camped 100ft above was bailing too, so we though it would be a good idea too.

wrigleyd

wrigleyd - Jan 5, 2008 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2006

MR #1  Sucess!

Almost two years ago, but better late than never. Went up the MR with 4 others. Went up with one other from the Notch up while the other three descended the MR while we descended the on the main trail.

It involved us being kinda sketched out and not being able to descend back to them, attaching the one map we had to a small rock, trying to throw it to them and having it miss and end up 2000 feet below.

mtndonkey

mtndonkey - Jan 3, 2008 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2007

MR Winter Hike  Sucess!

Did this over two days in excellent snow conditions. It was awesome to finally make it after several failed winter attempts. This was my first non-solo trip and I guess that extra motivation finally paid off.

nbasford

nbasford - Dec 30, 2007 11:59 pm

One Long Day  Sucess!

Left trailhead at 11an returned at 8:30 pm

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Dec 25, 2007 9:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

I've reached the summit at least 6 times...I've stopped counting

climbing1

climbing1 - Dec 24, 2007 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Solo MR  Sucess!

Great weather and a nice class 3 solo climb. Hope to return and climb Mt Russell.

amcke004

amcke004 - Dec 22, 2007 5:31 am

Mt. Whitney through cottonwood  Sucess!

50 mile hike up the backside of whitney. Best way to go as far as acclimitization in my opinion.

jmc

jmc - Dec 21, 2007 10:13 am

via East Buttress

Up the East Buttress and down Mountaineers route, back at Iceberg Lake by 1:00pm

sdespins

sdespins - Dec 6, 2007 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2007

Winter Climb  Sucess!

Main trail, overnight at Outpost Camp. LONG slog up (15 mile RT). Hard packed snow/ice on "99 switchbacks", other snow/ice up to Outpost Camp and after John Muir trail (around back of whitney). Need crampons. Very windy (up to 50 mph) but not too cold. Some snow this morning. Road to Whitney Portal ok (ignore the road closed sign) and save yourself an additional 4 miles of hiking. Conditions may change with incoming storm. No permits required.

Jackalopes

Jackalopes - Dec 4, 2007 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

1 1/2 years in the planning  Sucess!

Planned to do it a year earlier but it just was not in the cards. Did it as an overnighter. Took 10 hours to get up AND ALMOST 8 TO GET DOWN! It was all and more than advertized. I was actually misty eyed the last 100 yards to the top.

breagen

breagen - Dec 2, 2007 9:17 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2007

Mountaineers Route and main trail- 1 day  Sucess!

Summited via Mountaineers Route and descended the main trail, almost no one on the mountian that day! twisted an ankle on the way back which made for a longer time out than expected but incredible experience!

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