Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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Ken Dammen - Apr 14, 2009 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

Mountaineers Route  Sucess!

Andy and I climbs Whitneys MR for the first time. Camped at Iceberg lake which was frozen over. Watched as four climbers were stranded overnight on the main face of Whitney. We talked to them at the top and they said their leader underestimated the climb time. Four dudes with one space blanket roped up on the side of a mountain...= very long cold night. Great climb would highly recommend.


junoiceclimber - Apr 13, 2009 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 1996

Naked Summit  Sucess!

Soloed the dog route in deep spring snow up the left side snow chute, bipassing the switchbacks to the south. The summit experience is one of great reward. If a person is on top and over four feet tall, their elevation is over 14,500 at eye level!! I would like to climb one of the 5.8 rock routes next time.


scottmitch - Apr 5, 2009 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009

MR  Sucess!

great climb


deungsan - Mar 28, 2009 6:40 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2007

summit again  Sucess!

second time on top. Alone this time.


oso1212 - Mar 21, 2009 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009

Whitney Traverse  Sucess!

Ascended Mountaineer's Route. Bivy'ed on top and descended main trail. Worst night sleep in my recent memory.


oso1212 - Mar 24, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Whitney Traverse

Yes, that was me carrying the steep-and-cheap special sleeping pad up the mountain. It paid off because that was the only comfortable thing about that night.


peakmind - Mar 21, 2009 12:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2001

A Long Walk on Good Trails  Sucess!

It was nice to bag the summit. Hardly any people on the mountain.


recast - Mar 14, 2009 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009

A Very Educational Climb

Didn't make the summit but my buddy Dave and I learned some valuable mountaineering lessons. First morning at Lower Boyscout we found that our stove wouldn't work in that cold so we had no access to water. We ran into two fellow climbers, Robb and Gareth, that were really amazing and provided us with water and some great advice for us novices. Thanks guys, you really saved our trip! Next winter Dave and I plan to give the summit another go, but this time with the proper preparation.


mthomas - Mar 1, 2009 11:45 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2006

First Ascent of "Lost", IV 5.9+ with Doug Robinson  Sucess!

See "Rock & Ice" magazine, Jan. 2007, page 20, or 2007 edition of American Alpine Journal for Route Description.


farrisgl - Feb 27, 2009 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2003

Perfect Day to Summit..  Sucess!

This was the best weather I have ever had in my several times on Whitney. Cool, but not cold, light wind, and no haze in the Owens Valley. In August this same year, we had snow. Fantastic weekend outing coming up from the Portal and camping at Trail Camp.

ADK - Feb 14, 2009 5:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2008

1st time  Sucess!

Hit the switchbacks from Trail Camp at 230 in the morning. My hiking buddy and I thought it be cool to catch the sunrise plus get up the Mountain & back down before it got to late in the day. I am so glad I made the time this year to come up here! Looking forward to a return trip to hike more of the surrounding areas.


sgb02d - Feb 9, 2009 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 1999

California Dreaming

June will mark 10 years since I did Whitney. As a delinquet 15 year old I ingnored eating and drinking water at high altitudes, and learned the hard way (projectile vomit at the summit)


justing - Jan 27, 2009 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008

MWT  Sucess!

This little hike reignited my passion for mountains.


JGHarrison - Jan 26, 2009 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

From John Muir Trail  Sucess!

Great way to finish the most amazing trail I have ever been on


sassyplatt - Jan 24, 2009 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2003

In one day...  Sucess!

First experience with altitude sickness but still wonderful.


liferequiresair - Jan 18, 2009 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008

Great Mountain!  Sucess!

Solo accent of the Mountaineer's Route. Very windy day but an amazing climb.


robojeda - Jan 14, 2009 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Nice  Sucess!

Visited on the way from Crescent. Superb sunrise. Butt cold. ;D


Ze - Dec 8, 2008 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

via main trail  Sucess!

trail is easy, altitude was hard above 13,000 ft. just awesome views once gaining the ridge


byates - Dec 8, 2008 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1998

Easier than I thought  Sucess!

The standard route, round trip 10.5 hours.


OWilderness - Dec 7, 2008 6:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2007

Brutal  Sucess!

Climbed Whitney along the John Muir trail in one day with a couple of friends. What a trip!

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