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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2015-03-15

Climber: Serguei Okountsev

Others in Party:Weiwei Yin
Date:Sunday, March 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two of us climbed Mt. Whitney via Mountaineer's route on Mar-15 2015. Because we arrived from sea level (Vancouver, BC) to make sure the climb will be smooth without altitude sickness stayed first night at Lower Boyscout Lake(3,150 m) and second at Iceberg Lake (3,850 m). Climbing day conditions were perfect, freezing overnight and zero wind at the top. The usually crowded summit was empty so we enjoyed it all to ourselves. We returned same way. Perfect trip.
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Downclimbing approach trail just below Iceberg Lake. Whitney at the back (2015-03-16). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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Summary Total Data
    Route:Mountaineer's Route
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Serguei Okountsev
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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Other Photos

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Keeler Needle (2015-03-16). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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