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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
    Elevation Gain:9495 ft / 2893 m
    Elevation Loss:9495 ft / 2893 m
    Distance:58.6 mi / 94.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Nights Spent:4 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:7195 ft / 2192 m
    Extra Loss:2700 ft / 822 m
    Distance:29.3 mi / 47.2 km
    Route:Whitney trail via Cottonwood Pass
    Trailhead:Horseshoe Meadow  10003 ft / 3048 m
    Time Up:3 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:6795 ft / 2071 m
    Extra Gain:2300 ft / 701 m
    Distance:29.3 mi / 47.2 km
    Route:Whitney trail via Cottonwood Pass
    Trailhead:Horseshoe Meadow  10003 ft / 3048 m
    Time Down:2 Days 



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