Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2016-09-14

Climber: Harvest Mondello

Date:Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

John Muir Trail. Class 1. Great views. Slog. There are more interesting routes up. Solo up. Party of 3 down.

I gained all of the 10,078 prominence of Mount Whitney (and some change) by starting in Little Yosemite Valley (4,100).

This route was first climbed but Norman. Clyde 1927 (before it was a trail).

This marks the end of my 23 day High Sierra's Trip. 14 of 15 attempted peak scrambles were summited on this trip. I turned around on Mt. Ritter due to loose rock & off route. 58,328 cumulative elevation gain and 320.4 miles including 10% off trail.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Part of Trip: Sierra Nevadas JMT '16 (23 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pluto Point2016-08-23 
2Clouds Rest2016-08-24 
3Half Dome2016-08-24 
4Ottoway Peak2016-08-26 
5Merced Peak2016-08-26 
6Red Peak2016-08-27 
7Isberg Peak2016-08-28 
8(Attempt) Mount Ritter2016-08-304132 ft / 1259 m
9Mount Solomons2016-09-07 
10Mount Prater2016-09-09 
11Split Mountain2016-09-09 
12Mount Tyndall2016-09-122563 ft / 781 m
14Mount Muir2016-09-14 
15Mount Whitney2016-09-14 
Total Trip Gain: 6695 ft / 2040 m

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