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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2015-05-04

Climber: Ben Stokes

Others in Party:Frank Nederhand
Date:Monday, May 4, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1867 ft / 569 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1867 ft / 569 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 5.7
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Flurries
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1867 ft / 569 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:East Buttress
    Start Trailhead:Iceberg Lake  12631 ft / 3849 m
    Time:13 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1867 ft / 569 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Mountaineer's Route
    End Trailhead:Iceberg Lake  12631 ft / 3849 m
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Whitney East Buttress (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Iceberg Lake2015-05-034465 ft / 1361 m
2Mount Whitney2015-05-041867 ft / 569 m
3Whitney Portal2015-05-05200 ft / 61 m
Total Trip Gain: 6532 ft / 1991 m    Total Trip Loss: 6532 ft / 1991 m



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