Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2018-08-28

Climber: Oliver Staley

Others in Party:Peter Staley
Date:Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped at Whitney Portal and left at 8 a.m. the next morning. Reached Trail Camp (approx. 12,000') at around 12:30 p.m. Altitude and sun (I forgot a sun hat) took its toll, and I felt debilitated that afternoon. Hydrated and recovered somewhat by evening and slept (relatively) well. Woke at 5, and left trail camp at 6:15. Made good progress up switchbacks and ridge, and summited at 9:30. Headed down at 10:15, making it back to Trail Camp at 12:30 p.m. Rehydrated, pack up camp and left Trail Camp at 2:10, making it back to Whitney Portal at 5. Long, tough day, but rewarding.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6124 ft / 1866 m
    Round-Trip Distance:21.8 mi / 35.1 km
    Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8374 ft / 2552 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:clear, sunny and dry

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