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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2015-08-06

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Kelley Laxamana
Melissa Laxamana
Date:Thursday, August 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

We couldn't get a permit for the Whitney trail, so we applied for and got a permit to go into the Whitney Zone and to the top of Mount Whitney from Horseshoe Meadow over Cottonwood Pass. Trip stats includes ascents of Discovery Pinnacle, Aiguille Junior, Aiguille du Paquoir, Aiguille Extra, Third Needle, Crooks Peak, Keeler Needle, and Mount Whitney.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9495 ft / 2894 m
    Total Elevation Loss:9495 ft / 2893 m
    Round-Trip Distance:58.6 mi / 94.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Nights Spent:4 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7195 ft / 2193 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4495 ft / 1370 m; Extra: 2700 ft / 822m
    Loss on way in:2700 ft / 822 m
    Distance:29.3 mi / 47.2 km
    Route:Whitney trail via Cottonwood Pass
    Start Trailhead:Horseshoe Meadow  10003 ft / 3048 m
    Time:3 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6795 ft / 2071 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4495 ft / 1370 m; Extra: 2300 ft / 701m
    Gain on way out:2300 ft / 701 m
    Distance:29.3 mi / 47.2 km
    Route:Whitney trail via Cottonwood Pass
    End Trailhead:Horseshoe Meadow  10003 ft / 3048 m
    Time:2 Days 



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