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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2019-09-16

Climber: Brett Marciasini

Date:Monday, September 16, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trained very hard to do this hike but lost out to Mother Nature.

We didn’t Summit. We turned around at the 12,000 foot mark 7.5 miles up at Trail Camp. Winds were 50mph there and freezing cold. Everyone coming down from the switchbacks or Trail Crest at 13,000 feet said the wind is 80mph up there and blowing from all angles. Very few people passed Trail Crest today.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4094 ft / 1247 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4094 ft / 1247 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4094 ft / 1247 m
    Loss on way in:4094 ft / 1247 m
    Distance:14.7 mi / 23.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Whitney Portal  
Descent Statistics



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