Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2019-08-30

Climber: J.J. Fernandez

Date:Friday, August 30, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mount Whitney Summit, elevation 14,508 ft. The tallest mountain in the Lower 48 States.
After a Summer of training.. mountain biking everyday and long distance high altitude hikes with heavy packs.. it was time to tackle the 22 mile round trip hike with 6,100 ft of elevation gain into thin air! Completed Labor Weekend 2019!

Camped at Whitney Portal Thursday afternoon. Up at 0100. On the trail by 0200. Refilled water at Trail Camp at 0600 and started 99 switch-backs. Made Trail Crest at 0830. Summit at 1100. Back at Whitney Portal at 1900.

Link to Panoramic video from Mount Whitney Summit:
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6100 ft / 1859 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Clear and a million!
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6100 ft / 1859 m
    Route:John Muir Trail
    Start Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8398 ft / 2559 m
Descent Statistics

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