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Ascent to Mount Whitney-Between Trail Ridge and summit on 2004-09-03

Climber: Steve Dowling

Others in Party:Kim Dowling
Date:Friday, September 3, 2004
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Mount Whitney - Between Trail Ridge and summit
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14100 ft / 4297 m
    Remaining Elevation:398 ft / 121 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Turned back due to oncoming snow storm in late afternoon. Too late in the day to wait out. Weather was reasonably nice until the very end once we left the John Muir Trail taking the spur trail to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out
Nice until snow storm hit.



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