Mount Whitney Trip Report (#7946)
- Signed By: Fred King
- Date submitted: July 13, 2004
This is a great peak to climb to test your ability to acclaimatize. It is non-technical by way of several routes, and can easily be done in one long day. To avoid the permit system that is in place for the trail that goes to the summit, one can take the Mountaineers Route. After a mile (approximately) on the trail, follow a drainage, whose creek crosses the trail. An unmaintained trail makes its way on the south side of the drainage through thick brush, climbing several hundred feet above the creek. Once tree-line is reached, the going is easier in open terrain. When Mt. Thor comes into view, drop back down to the creek and continue up to iceberg lake. Take the class 2 gully that divides Mt. Whitney from Mt. Russell. Once at the saddle, turn left up class 3 slopes to the summit plateau. Good Luck!