Mount Whitney Trip Report (#7930)
- Signed By: Doug Reader
- Date submitted: July 13, 2004
Mountaineers Route, 9/12/99 thru 9/14/99: Camped at Upper Boy Scout on the 12th (wish I had brought a fishing pole) Left camp the morning of the 13th at 4:15 AM, summited at 11:20 AM. My first summit and my first climb. Climbing up that last 500 ft couloir was the second greatest thrill of my life...surviving the climb down that same couloir was the greatest (THANKS MIKE). The descent down the "chute" was a blast, felt like a kid again. I have the feeling though that ice, snow and even rain could take ALL of the fun out of that descent and make it one harrowing experience. This trip will NEVER be forgotten.