Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1965-09-05
|Others in Party:||Earl Bolton|
|Date:||Sunday, September 5, 1965|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14495 ft / 4418 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGeorge Quittmeyer (my then brother-in-law), my dad Earl Bolton, and me on the summit of Mt. Whitney on Sep. 5, 1965
Photo taken on Earl Bolton's old Exacta SLR sitting on a rock. This is one of the models with the pop-up viewer on top that was used before the availability of the pentaprism viewer, so the image in the viewer was upside down and backwards.
George and I were cold, and I had altitude sickness with a splitting headache and nausea, as this photo shows by the look on my face.
Photo by Earl Bolton
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||6645 ft / 2026 m|
| Distance:||22 mi / 35.4 km|
| Route:||Mount Whitney Trail|
| Trailhead:||Whitney Portal 7850 ft / 2392 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Nights Spent:||2 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Clear|
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