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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2013-06-24

Climber: Wilder Leavitt

Others in Party:Mary Morningstar
Date:Monday, June 24, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Excellent climb. Approximately 16 hrs from the Mt. Whitney Portal to the summit and back. Very cold and windy at summit with scattered snow flurries.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6138 ft / 1870 m
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Mt. Whitney Trail
    Trailhead:Mt. Whitney Portal  8360 ft / 2548 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Very Windy, Overcast
Early overcast conditions, cold, windy with heavy winds for upper third of climb.
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:10 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:6 Hours 



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