Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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colingregory - Aug 28, 2019 9:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2019

JMT  Sucess!

Part of the JMT NOBO from Horseshoe Meadows over New Army Pass. Left the heavy gear at camp and took small packs for the dayhike. Started at 7am from below Guitar Lake, ended the day camped at Crabtree Meadows to (finally) start the actual trail north.


skinnywhitecomic - Aug 23, 2019 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2019

Highpoint #38!  Sucess!

Definitely my favorite highpoint so far. I'm so happy that my girlfriend and I trained properly and prepared accordingly. I will never forget this hike for as long as I live! Number 38 in the books!

Ben FR - Aug 17, 2019 7:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2019

Whitney MR  Sucess!

Nice climb up the MR. There was no one else on the route today except a guide with a client who I saw coming down. The chute had around 200' of easy to traverse snow toward the top - I crossed with just poles and no crampons. I avoided the heavy snow at the bottom of the chute by taking the dry class 3/4 on climber's left. The Final 400 had a dry class 3 section on climber's right - the middle was still filled with snow and suspect it will be snowy for a while.


utahjimk - Aug 12, 2019 11:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2019

another goal met ...  Sucess!

standard Whitney Trail permitted day hike, as part of 7 member Wasatch Mountain Club group outing. Everyone was successful.


cascadescrambler - Jul 27, 2019 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 1992

Backpacked from Cottonwood Lakes  Sucess!

We included Whitney on a short backpack from Cottonwood Lakes via Guitar Lake and out through the Portal. Great weather the entire time.

Varcho - Jul 19, 2019 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2019

very snowy

snow the whole way but still a blast

gdoehne - Jun 11, 2019 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Mount Whitney via Mount Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Hiked with 2 friends. 1 night at Whitney Portal, 1 night at Outpost Camp, summitted and spent a last night at Outpost.

DanFeinberg - Jun 3, 2019 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2017

One day permit  Sucess!

Definitely sore after, but hands down fantastic climb, especially while there is still snow in the chute


HikingChica - Apr 23, 2019 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2017

MT. WHITNEY  Sucess!

I did it!!! Climbed Mt. Whitney in one day! My first 14er!! You must train physically in high elevation mountains to acclimate to successfully summit her! It was tough, but doable. I will never forget this day!!


travel_murse - Apr 7, 2019 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2018


Trailblazing up the Mountaineers Route for a winter attempt. Shot down by the first major snow storm of the year.


theoglick - Apr 7, 2019 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

Idiot in a storm  Sucess!

Standard Whitney Trail with a one-day permit. Got a late start and the lightning started right after I reached the stone hut. As the air crackled around my head and my hair stood straight up, I thought I was going to die. I was dumb; I should have turned around when it started to look bad. Don't be like me.

This was my 8th Whitney hike, and I guess I just had too much wanna-get-it-done-itis.


billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 8:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

HP #12!  Sucess!

Did this in a single day... very difficult for a single day hike. Especially for me cause this was my very first time at such high altitudes. Diamox helped to prevent altitude sickness.

Spotted a bear at trailhead too which was a bit scary!


LilRockyKat - Nov 1, 2018 6:34 am

First High Point!  Sucess!

Mountaineers Route - first 14er


huskertriguy - Oct 1, 2018 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2018

Picture Perfect  Sucess!

Standard route from Whitney Portal via Trail Camp. Made it a 2-day trip staying the night at Trail Camp before summit day.

Pretty straightforward. In ideal conditions this is not a difficult summit at all if you are well-trained.

No water available above Trail Camp, especially this time of year.

From Trail Camp it was just under 2 hours for us to reach the JMT. From there, another 90 minutes to the summit; quite leisurely, as this is by far the highest my wife has ever been so we took frequent breaks about 13,600' for her to catch her breath. We started at 4:30 a.m.; spent 45 minutes at the summit; another 60 minutes breaking camp and filtering water; and reached Whitney Portal by 4:30 p.m. This was a relaxed pace but important to me my wife got to go with me.

Those we met who were attempting a single-day summit seemed to overestimate their fitness level -- even with loaded packs we were moving faster than most we encountered on both the ascent and descent.

It was an overwhelmingly beautiful day and the views were just incredible.


lovelife.flora - Sep 10, 2018 10:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2016

End of JMT  Sucess!

Worth hiking the 220-something miles along the John Muir Trail to the summit. Got an alpine start, watched the sunrise and bolted down to the Portal for burgers, fries, and beer.


sierramtngoat - Aug 15, 2018 2:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2018

Memorial hike for my father  Sucess!

My brother John, his son and I backpacked in to Outpost Camp and summited Whitney via the Whitney Trail + JMT in remembrance of our father, who introduced us to the high Sierra. My father and I did multiple trans-Sierra backpacks to the summit of Whitney and did the Mountaineer's Route independently. We love you Dad!

Route Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: August 29, 2004 Sucess!
Our objective was Mount Muir but I had fun "summitting" Whitney twice in one day! We had fun climbing the ledges in the center of the gully that leads to the crapper on the summit plateau. Sunrise on the east face of Whitney at Iceberg Lake was spectacular.

Route Climbed: Backpack from Horseshoe Meadow Date Climbed: 10/14/1999
A repeat trip, this time with Maria. I believe our reason for doing this was that we couldn't get a permit for the trail, but it turned out to be nice because we didn't see a soul until Crabtree meadow... not even an animal. Not a busy weekend I guess.

Route Climbed: Backpack from King's Canyon Date Climbed: July, 1984
Another backpacking trip with my dad and brother Alan. This time we started in King's canyon, followed Bubbs creek, crossed over Forester Pass, and followed the JMT out to the Portal. Bagged Whitney on the way out.

Route Climbed: Backpack from Mineral King Date Climbed: July, 1982
Another great backpacking trip with my dad, this time a trans-sierra trek, ending at Whitney Portal. Bagged Whitney along the way on a empty stomach because bears took half our food in Kern Canyon :(

Route Climbed: Backpack from Horseshoe Meadow Date Climbed: July, 1981
Possibly my first Sierra summit. Aside from nearly be struck by lightning on the second day, the trip was fairly tame, just a fun trip with my dad that got me into the mountains.


Anabanana42 - Aug 2, 2018 11:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2018

MOUNT Whitney! 15 hrs 30 miles!   Sucess!

Words will never describe the breathtaking view! Along with the amazing feeling you have when you summit mount Whitney in a day!

Wisemtn - Jul 31, 2018 7:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2018

Mt Whitney  Sucess!

Portal out and back


theronmoon - Jul 28, 2018 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2018

Amazing sunrise  Sucess!

Great 2am ascent from Trail Camp.

Alex.k - Jul 24, 2018 6:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014

Mt. Whitney  Sucess!

Hiked from guitar lake in the middle of the night. Made it in time to watch the sun rise over the White mountains. COLD!

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