Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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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!


wyopeakMike - Nov 30, 2008 11:44 am

da big one  Sucess!

Hiked up the regular trail on a long day almost 20 years ago. What a magical summit view. Even though there were many people, it is just a great place to be. Tired feet on the last few miles down, and stayed in Lone Pine. What a fantastic area to experience. The views of Russell and Williamson are amazing.


davidjhoopes - Nov 27, 2008 9:38 pm

Portal Trail  Sucess!

Backpacked in. One night. Bear took one of our packs, camera, filter.


alpinegosse - Nov 24, 2008 11:39 am

Done  Sucess!

East Buttress, 23 Hours, out of Shape, people waited.


ScottyP - Nov 13, 2008 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

East Face  Sucess!

Great route. Missed the fresh air but found a nice 5.8 crack instead. Looooong approach hike!


RSBARNES - Nov 11, 2008 1:24 am

Two day trip  Sucess!

It was an Awesome trip.


nextyearranier - Nov 3, 2008 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006

Mountaineers Route

Made it to the summit, hard time on the ledges, challenging for a novice like me.


nayrb - Oct 25, 2008 11:30 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008

Got Sick 500 Vertical Feet from Summit

Climbed w/ my good friend Bill ... and his friend Gary. We came up from the Whitney Portal that morning around 7 AM and made it to Trail Camp pretty quick. After lunch decided to go for summit instead of waiting until 2 AM. After 97-ish switchbacks ... made it to Trail Crest at around 13,600 ft. We crossed by the "windows" and I got sick ... bad headach, dizzy, and sick to my stomach ... my 1st experience w/ AMS. I decided to head down 500 vertical feet from summit. Bill & Gary went on to summit. It was cold & windy. Made it back down to trail camp just before the sun went down. Bill & Gary made it down about 1 hour after the sun went down. I will go back. Great climb & experience though. Note: about 2 hours up the switchback & 1.5 hours from Trail Crest to Summit.

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