Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2018-08-28
|Others in Party:||Peter Staley|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 28, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14498 ft / 4418 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCamped 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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