Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2007-08-19

Climber: Joseph Hirniak

Date:Sunday, August 19, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed from Whitney Portal; started hike at 12:55 hr and arrived at Outpost Camp (Bighorn Meadows) at 1545 hr and camped. Slept one hour and started hiking at 0305 hr. Arrived at Trail Camp at 0505 hr. and Trailcrest at 0726 hr. Summited Whitney at 0920 and was back down at Trailcrest at 1050 hr. Made it to base of switchbacks at 1206 hr and back at Outpost Camp at 1346 hr to pack up the tent. Back on trail 1406 hr and back down at Whitney Portal at 1552 hr. Got back to SD at 2230 hr. Total time from start to finish was 25 hours.
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Mount Whitney summit, barely visible in center background, from the JMT, early morning at about 13,600' (2007-08-19). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6133 ft / 1869 m
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:John Muir/Mount Whitney Trails
    Trailhead:8365 ft / 2549 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads

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