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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1998-09-04

Climber: Srikant Jayaraman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 4, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Spent the night of 9/3/98 at Trail Camp and headed up about 6 AM the next morning. Ran into snow (El Nino year!) at the top of the 99 switchbacks below Trail Crest.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6198 ft / 1889 m
    Round-Trip Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Mt Whitney Trail
    Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8300 ft / 2529 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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