Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2019-08-23
|Others in Party:||Kevin Mauge|
|Date:||Friday, August 23, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14498 ft / 4418 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClimbed up the North Face of Whitney to avoid extra distance traversing from Russell. We started at the col east of Russell, then traversed to the Whitney-Russell pass, then made our way up the North Face moving to the far right side of the face and following a long ridge. Class 2 near the pass, then class 3 most of the way up the rib with a few class 4 moves. Once we got to the top of the ridge we met up with the mountaineer's route and it was probably 10 minutes to the summit. If you want a more detailed route for doing both Whitney and Russell in a day contact me.
Our route up Whitney with green being class 1-2, yellow being class 3, and red being class 4 (2019-08-23). Photo by Aaron Kissel.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5250 ft / 1600 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||5250 ft / 1600 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||12.8 mi / 20.6 km|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Headlamp, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||5250 ft / 1600 m|
| Distance:||6.3 mi / 10.2 km|
| Route:||North Face|
| Start Trailhead:||9248 ft / 2818 m|
| Time:||8 Hours 53 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||5250 ft / 1600 m|
| Distance:||6.4 mi / 10.4 km|
| End Trailhead:||9248 ft / 2818 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 12 Minutes|
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