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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1974-08-03

Climber: Ray Thompson

Date:Saturday, August 3, 1974
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Summited Mt. Whitney three times:
Summer of '69, with Scout Troop 963. Did the JMT section from Kearsarge Pass to Whitney Portal.
Summer of '70, again with the 963 troop. This time rather than camping at Guitar Lake we hiked to the summit and spent the night on top of Whitney. I recall it was quite cold and quite windy that night.
Summer of '74. My dad and my uncle took their respective families, less the moms and youngest children, up the mountain. We started from Whitney Portal and summited the next day, after spending the night at Mirror Lake.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6123 ft / 1866 m
    Round-Trip Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Standard trail from the portal
    Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8375 ft / 2552 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear



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