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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1972-06-21

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Glen Wright
Date:Wednesday, June 21, 1972
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a 6 day backpack from Onion Valley to Whitney Portal to climb Mount Whitney via the John Muir trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:10630 ft / 3239 m
    Elevation Loss:11628 ft / 3543 m
    Distance:54 mi / 86.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Nights Spent:5 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:10630 ft / 3239 m
    Extra Loss:5330 ft / 1624 m
    Distance:43 mi / 69.2 km
    Route:Trail
    Trailhead:Onion Valley  9198 ft / 2803 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:6298 ft / 1919 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route:Trail
    Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8200 ft / 2499 m



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