second time on top. Alone this time.
Ascended Mountaineer's Route. Bivy'ed on top and descended main trail. Worst night sleep in my recent memory.
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.
It was nice to bag the summit. Hardly any people on the mountain.
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.
See "Rock & Ice" magazine, Jan. 2007, page 20, or 2007 edition of American Alpine Journal for Route Description.
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.
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.
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)
This little hike reignited my passion for mountains.
Great way to finish the most amazing trail I have ever been on
First experience with altitude sickness but still wonderful.
Solo accent of the Mountaineer's Route. Very windy day but an amazing climb.
Visited on the way from Crescent. Superb sunrise. Butt cold. ;D
trail is easy, altitude was hard above 13,000 ft. just awesome views once gaining the ridge
The standard route, round trip 10.5 hours.
Climbed Whitney along the John Muir trail in one day with a couple of friends. What a trip!
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.
Backpacked in. One night. Bear took one of our packs, camera, filter.