Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney Trip Report (#21343)

  • Signed By: Casey
  • Date submitted: July 14, 2008
  • Date(s) climbed: 06/03/08 - 07/02/08
  • Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Highly

Took the Mountaineers Route, Hit a lot of snow above upper boy scout lake. Weather was perfect and made it to summit from base camp in about 5 hours down in 3. Needed Ice Axes and Crampons even this late in the summer. 2 people were trying with out them but I think it was slightly unsafe but to each his own. If you have done the Main Trail and are thinking of trying this route know that there are some exposed areas like the ledges and the climb up to Iceburg Lake but if you get good advice on where to go and follow the stone trail markers you can make if through with out feeling too exposed. I would bring some rope too just in case you hit a really icy area if you are early in the season. Later you could probably skip the rope.

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