|Page Type:||Trip Report|
|Lat/Lon:||36.57860°N / 118.293°W|
|Date Climbed/Hiked:||Jul 4, 1992|
Back in 1992 I hiked into Mount Whitney and made a solo 3-pin telemark descent of the Mountaineer's Route. During that same trip I also skied the north face a couple of times, summitting Mt. Whitney a total of 3 times.
The key is to be lazy and get a late start. Lounge on the summit to let things soften up a bit. Oh, yeah, and don't fall.
The chute is often ruined by people who butt glissade down the chute, leaving a deep trench down the center that you have to constant jump over during your ski descent.
Skis: Black Diamond Tele Sauvage
Bindings: Riva cables
Boots: Asolo Extreme single leathers