Mountaineer's Climber's Log

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Sienna - Sep 5, 2008 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2001

First time on anything  Sucess!

like this, and I have never been happier.


crnhlio - Sep 2, 2008 10:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Dawn on the 4th  Sucess!

Jess's first real Mtn. Hit the top right at sunrise. Awesome!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jul 18, 2008 2:24 am

Multiple solo ascents  Sucess!

Multiple solo ascents.

Solo 3-pin ski descent, too. Would have been a perfect ski run except for the big gully in the middle of the chute from people sliding and glissading down. Ain't there no respect for skiers?

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Jul 17, 2008 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

One day climb...  Sucess!

Weather was questionable. Thunder & lightning in the forecast. We decided to do the one day climb. Left the crampons & ice axe in the car. The snow in the gully is almost gone. Left Whitney Portal at 4:15am and hit the summit at 11:45am. No view at the top. Descended the main trail...OUCH! Eleven miles of crowded switch backs...beautiful country though...


kavak - Jun 16, 2008 10:41 am Date Climbed: May 30, 1977

Sierra Initiation  Sucess!

This was my first foray into climbing high peaks in the Sierra. My climbing partner was experienced fortunately, but I learned alot about myself and what is needed to be proficient in climbing the higher peaks. Interestingly, I just sold those Salewa crampons I used on this climb to a father who wants to teach his son to follow in his footsteps.


Dunedain - Jun 13, 2008 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2006

MR attempt

On spring break from med school my buddy and I attempted the MR route, lots of snow and winter conditions. Got turned around at Upper Boyscout Lake by avy concerns and lack of avy gear, will be back.


emilie - Jul 24, 2009 11:48 pm

Re: MR attempt

wild. i was there the weekend of march 28, 2009 and turned around for the exact same reason. spring time avy conditions, no avy gear, and we were concerned about the slope you traverse from the upper moraine to iceberg lake. second attempt but better safe then sorry...


MtnLdr - Jun 3, 2008 12:01 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Not Quite Spring Yet!  Sucess!

A late season dump turned what we thought would be a nice spring outing into a wintery epic climb, complete with airy, exposed traverses on snowy slopes,sub-sub zero wind chill summit day, the threat of wet snow avalanches, and a frozen top-layer morning descent that made my legs shake. What an awesome weekend!!! Thanks to Matt, Mark, and Marie!!! I'd climb again with any of you any day of the week (just not this week - still sore!!!)


jonmeek16 - Apr 22, 2008 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

Springtime Assent on MR Route  Sucess!

Amazing Trip. See full details here:

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 19, 2008 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1994

Right rib  Sucess!

I forget the exact date. We bivied at Iceberg Lake and I soloed (stupidly) up the rib to the right of the gully. I remember one really exposed move which felt like 5.5, which was too much in my leather boots.


96avs01 - Mar 9, 2008 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2008

Winter Fun  Sucess!

Found the route in perfect conditions and warm temps. Opted to summit on a Friday and had the route to ourselves. Made my first trip to Whitney definitely one to cherish.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

Scary...  Sucess!

When there are too many people on the route when it isn't snow covered...bring your helmet!


glahhg - Jan 24, 2008 12:48 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008

winter ascent  Sucess!

blasting spindrift and storm clouds on the horizon. full value.


EManBevHills - Dec 30, 2007 1:05 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 1998

125 years after Muir  Sucess!

My 1st CA 14'er for my 45th B'Day.


bighornmonkey - Dec 29, 2007 10:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005

Done...  Sucess!

Climbed to the summit 3 times via this route.


climbing1 - Dec 24, 2007 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Great few days away  Sucess!

Beautiful way to summit.


panweilin - Oct 31, 2007 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Whitney via MR  Sucess!

Went up via MR route. Then within 24 hours drove to Badwater in Death Valley. The highest and lowest points in continental US. It was fun!


SkydiveKen - Oct 4, 2007 1:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Brothers first big climb  Sucess!

Hiked the MR with my brother for his first summit. Camped at Upper Boy Scout lake on Fri and summited on Sat. Snow in the main chute was turning to ice. Above the notch both sides are clear with some snow and ice in the center.
MR photos conditions start at #23
There was only one register page left and it was pretty full. Ranger at the visitor center said that it was the end of the season and that no one from the Park Service would be up there to refill?
X5 (counted wrong on the register)


Blackmouth - Sep 26, 2007 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006

Day Hike  Sucess!

A very long day. I'm glad I went up with friends who had already been up the MR. Route finding is a little tricky.


garrisd - Sep 8, 2007 8:04 pm

Summit for Someone  Sucess!

Climbed with a group from the "Summit for Someone" charity fundraiser for Big City Mountaineers, guided by Kurt Wedberg of Sierra Mountaineering. Fantastic climb!

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