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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1972-06-21

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Glen Wright
Date:Wednesday, June 21, 1972
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a 6 day backpack trip from Onion Valley to Whitney Portal to climb Mount Whitney via the John Muir and Mount Whitney Trails.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9580 ft / 2919 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10578 ft / 3223 m
    Round-Trip Distance:54 mi / 86.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Nights Spent:5 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:9580 ft / 2919 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5300 ft / 1615 m; Extra: 4280 ft / 1304m
    Loss on way in:4280 ft / 1304 m
    Distance:43 mi / 69.2 km
    Route:JMT and Mount Whitney Trail
    Start Trailhead:Onion Valley  9198 ft / 2803 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6298 ft / 1919 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route:Mount Whitney Trail
    End Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8200 ft / 2499 m



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