Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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PaulRomano

PaulRomano - Nov 20, 2009 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

3rd State HP  Sucess!

Climbed Whitney as a day-hike on the Whitney trail. Couldn't ask for better weather, it was clear the entire time and temperatures weren't too cold. Started around 1:30am and returned at 5:30pm if I remember correctly.

sergejf

sergejf - Nov 10, 2009 1:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008

Mount Whitney 2008  Sucess!

A very long day starting at 5:15AM and finishing in complete darkness around 8:00PM. 12 hours round-trip from the parking to the summit and back. Some snow and ice. At least a couple of hours sitting down and waiting for my friends. Exhausting though mostly because of the sheer distance walked (around 32 km).

lukic

lukic - Nov 9, 2009 9:47 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2009

Beautiful Area  Sucess!

Long slog up the trail but it was a fun little scramble up Mt. Muir as a detour. Switchbacks were firm but icy in spots with crampons a good idea.

Darren9

Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 3:21 am

Avoid the crowds  Sucess!

Finally got the chance to do it this year in April on the Mountaineers Route and I was glad to avoid the crowds (and the rockfall in the gully).

jullee - Nov 5, 2009 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008

Showers , Snow and Sun  Sucess!

We started with showers on the way up to Trail Camp and by the time we got to Consultation Lake there was a few inches of snow that came down. We hunkered down for the night and the next day we summited under clear blue skies and sun. A trip to be remembered!

DOZN

DOZN - Oct 30, 2009 1:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007

Cottenwood to Whitney  Sucess!

Took us ten days and 50 miles amazing trip

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - Oct 24, 2009 12:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Awesome weekend  Sucess!

We took a leisurely pace up the Mountaineers Route, making camp at Upper Boyscout Lake the first day, summiting and returning to camp the second day, and hiking out the third. What a beautiful place! The weather was perfect. HP24

Labranche

Labranche - Oct 9, 2009 5:27 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2008

Spring Ascent Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

After crossing the Mojave Desert on my bicycle, climbing Mt Whitney was a superb experience. Thanks to SummitPost for the detailed information on the mountaineer's route.

mtldrinst

mtldrinst - Sep 30, 2009 10:38 am

Military Climb  Sucess!

Two winter ascents on Whitney in 96 and 97. Summited in 97

sardude

sardude - Sep 23, 2009 7:00 pm

did it  Sucess!

trail, backside, E. face.

Mlasky

Mlasky - Sep 22, 2009 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2002

Summit & Proposal  Sucess!

It was a fun summit. Not technical...just to do it. Was proposed to on the summit. Glissaded down the snow pack instead of taking the switchbacks. Spent the night in a way too warm Death Valley hotel. The next morning went to THE low point in Death Valley and got buzzed by a fighter jet in the canyon on the way home.

cdewhurst

cdewhurst - Sep 21, 2009 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2008

cdewhurst  Sucess!

Second time summiting. First was a four day trip from Shepards Pass in '04. This time a day hike starting at 3:30 and finishing just before 5. Took an hour side trip to do Muir. Lots of people on the trail and on top. was offered a tequila shot from another group but stomach said no...

CWessels

CWessels - Sep 21, 2009 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

Muir Trail Finish  Sucess!

A rousing finish to my adventure on the Muir Trail, which began at Happy Isles on 9/12/08. What a day! What a trip!

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Sep 20, 2009 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009

Via the MR  Sucess!

Finally got a permit and a chance to check out the MR. Awesome views of some impressive peaks in the area. Will have to come back to do again or maybe the EB?

Nice Axe!

Nice Axe! - Sep 16, 2009 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2005

East Buttress (5.7)   Sucess!

From high camp at Iceberg Lake (appropriately named). Rock was very cold the first several pitches, my fingers were numb. Super fun climb nonetheless and gorgeous views. Descent via the Mountaineer's Route.

thexcat

thexcat - Sep 16, 2009 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Up mtnrs route down main trail  Sucess!

Left at 4:45am with Bill, Emily, Robert, Chris returned around 4pm. Group separated mid-way and I ended up summiting and descending w Bill&Emily. Stayed to right of chute before notch to avoid the loose stuff. Last 200-300 ft was fun class 3. Hike down the main trail was nice but uneventful, too many people on the main trail for my taste! Didn't attempt Muir as weather was looking bad (hail+light snow at summit). All in all, great day. Drive home to bay afterwards was pain.

hol571

hol571 - Sep 16, 2009 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Main Trail  Sucess!

cold and windy on the summit. Overnighted at trail camp, then summited and decended for pizza and beer in lone pine

imike

imike - Sep 14, 2009 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Great day  Sucess!

full moon made the trip up easy with a 3:30am departure... hit the peak 5.5 hours later. Noticed everyone but us using trekking poles and, honestly, unless you already have bad knees, I think they simply were making everyone work harder than was necessary. The trail is too smooth to bother with poles for a dayhike. Also, I appeared the day trekkers were having more fun; the backpackers all had a tired and worn look to them. I know everyone wants to try to aclimate, but we hiked in Death Valley the day before instead, hitting that 282' below sea level point, and had no problem with the altitude. I think the greater issue is the training done in the months leading into the hike. A steady or reserved pace with plenty of food and water breaks should get everyone to the top. Great day... spent an hour on top (bit windy and cold) then four hours down the hill... celebrating with beer and burger at Portal store. One of my 60th year events!!

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 13, 2009 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

E Buttress Car to Car  Sucess!

Climbed the E. Buttress Car to Car. 14 hrs RT. Snowfall and light thunderstorms on the route.

hgrapid

hgrapid - Sep 8, 2009 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

Good weather  Sucess!

It was a good weather day on Whitney. I made it up in 6 hours 45 minutes. The way down was very hard; the way up felt pretty good except for the last couple miles where I really felt the altitude.

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