Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2009-09-26
|Date:||Saturday, September 26, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||14498 ft / 4418 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI told ya'll I'd be back!!
After being skunked off the attempt last year by 1st snow of season... I swore I'd be back 'cuz this is 'part of the plan' (Raiier!).
Weather was fabulous... not a cloud in the sky for 3 days!
1st day climb to UBSL was a great day... was rock'n the trail, felling great.
2nd day - not so much.. This was my 1st time I've ever made an 'Alpine' start and, I don't know if it was lack of sleep, cafine, sufficient breakfast or what.. but I thought I was done inside an hour on the trail... but I keep slugging on.
Pretty sure the key to my making the summit was the go long lunch break just below the 500 ft scramble up the notch.
I may be back here someday w/ kids... try that longer Whitney trail.. but for now... on to Rainier (with other trainign hikes / climbs along the way... )
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||6198 ft / 1889 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
Gogeous! (2nd time charm!)
| Gain on way in:||6198 ft / 1889 m|
| Route:||Mountaineer's Route|
| Start Trailhead:||Whitney Portal 8300 ft / 2529 m|
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