Mountaineer's Climber's Log

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eferesen

eferesen - Aug 20, 2007 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

Started at Whitney Portal at 3 am. Iceberg lake was so pleasant. I shall return.

dioid

dioid - Aug 7, 2007 2:12 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2007

From UBSL  Sucess!

Climbed as a decsent route recon before EF and EB climbs

catherid

catherid - Aug 6, 2007 1:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

x2  Sucess!

great day to go up Whitney...sun was shining and sky was mountain blue...

mybackyard

mybackyard - Jul 8, 2007 7:58 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007

solo winter ascent  Sucess!

A good climb! I've found true love.

dervin

dervin - Jul 6, 2007 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Spontanous Partners  Sucess!

I was going to solo this, but I met a girl at Iceberg and we climbed it together. Beautiful Day.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jun 20, 2007 7:08 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 1999

Tele'd down it!

Suncupped then smooth. Fun time with my brother Dirkus!

rbk

rbk - May 21, 2007 1:13 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

Very good conditions 5/20/07  Sucess!

Great climb with near-perfect conditions. Left Iceberg Lake at 7 AM, climbed semi-hard snow for 2/3 of the couloir (crampons unnecessary), scree for the next 1/3, then directly up the 1st gully from the Notch. Center of the gully was nasty snow/ice; we stayed on class-3 rock by starting left, then traversing right to the ridge and exiting to the summit plateau via a body-width crack. Descending at 12 PM, the couloir was slushy -- ascending that late would be miserable!

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Apr 1, 2007 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2001

2nd Whitney Summit  Sucess!

A group of us hiked up to Iceberg Lake and camped there on a full moon night, I wanted to keep going it was so beautiful! We reached the summit the next day, using the traverse for the upper portion. Returned back to Whitney Portal in the afternoon.

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Feb 15, 2007 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2004

My second Summit  Sucess!

We did a dayhike exiting the main trail. I had a very slow group, but that worked in the favor of a lost hiker. Well after dark we found a hiker near lone pine lake. He was disoriented and clumbsy; most likely sufffering from HACE. We lead him out. We finished at 11:00 pm making it about a 18 hour day.

highice - Feb 3, 2007 3:57 pm

nice ice  Sucess!

nice ice climb below summit if done in the late fall!

SkydiveKen

SkydiveKen - Oct 24, 2006 5:20 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006

MR solo  Sucess!

After two partners bailed the weekend before I found an overnight permit and decided to go it alone the next weekend. Left the portal at 1pm and got to Iceberg lake at 6pm. There were four others here ahead of me. Late start but still breaking trail through some snow. Able to stay on the rocks most of the way up to the notch. Past the notch the traverse is iced over. Up the first gully the snow turns to ice about half way up. I stayed on the rocks to the summit. Had the summit to myself for 30 mins when another solo came up from the MR. Passed the four campers from Iceberg in the gully on their way up. Made it back to the Portal by 5pm with snow all the way down the south side to below the E ledges. MR pics

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Sep 27, 2006 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

Saturday, we went from the portal to UBSL, set up camp, and did Mt. Russell via the East Arete. Next day, we did Whitney via the MR. The big gully wasn't bad at all.

Steve Pratt

Steve Pratt - Sep 23, 2006 4:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2006

Mountaineer's  Sucess!

Ooof. One of those classic "Good route-finding keeps this no more than class 3" sandbaggers. Or, apparently, if you suck at route-finding like we did it's exposed, unprotected 5.0 in light hikers.

Oh well, we got up, we got down safely, we got great pictures and we followed in the footsteps of John Muir. I know that it's just a descent route for most people, but for me it's a climb I've wanted to do since I was 10, so, hey....

awagher

awagher - Aug 30, 2006 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2005

MR  Sucess!

Good one.

laureljarndt

laureljarndt - Aug 15, 2006 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2004

Twice is a charm  Sucess!

Went with my boyz, Erick, Dan and Brian. Great weather and lots of fun up the gully.

cdog

cdog - Aug 9, 2006 4:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

nice climb  Sucess!

great climb from camp at iceberg.
half of gully had snow. warm temps resulted in some balling crampons on the way down.

esugi

esugi - Jul 15, 2006 5:52 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

Mountaineers Route 4th try  Sucess!

Successfully summited via MR route after 4th try. First time, we went up the wrong drainage (Carillon). Second and third time, we were weathered out. Felt good to finally get this route in. Beautiful day and we had the summit all to ourselves.

SkydiveKen

SkydiveKen - Jul 13, 2006 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2004

1st time on Whitney  Sucess!

First trip to Mt. Whitney. Met Wayne who was 69 and getting ready for Denali.

McCannster

McCannster - Apr 18, 2006 1:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005

First 14er  Sucess!

Did this in 3 days from the portal. A very fun climb, especially the last bit from the notch to the summit.

Johnhl94563

Johnhl94563 - Feb 14, 2006 3:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2005

CMC Summit  Sucess!

California Mountaineering Club trip with 4 people making the summit via the Mountaineers route.

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