Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2010-08-16

Climber: Matt Whittaker

Others in Party:MF
Date:Monday, August 16, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Flew into San Fransico Friday night. Drove up to Whitney Portal Saturday. Camped there Saturday night. Hiked up to Upper Boyscout Lake (where we camped Sunday and Monday nights) and then made an acclimatization forray to Iceberg Lake Sunday. On Monday, ascended Whitney by the Mountaineers Route, then climbed Mt. Muir via a scramble off the Whitney Trail. On Tuesday, ascended the East Ridge route to both summits of Mt. Russell, descended to the saddle and then climbed Mt. Carillon. Descended to the car at Whitney Portal Tuesday afternoon, then camped by a river near Bishop Tuesday night. Was hot when we tried to get to sleep. Had a "rest" day on Wednesday by cragging in 100 degree weather in the Owens River Gorge. Drove up to the locked gate on White Mountain Road and slept in the car on Wednesday night. Ascended and descended White Mountain Peak on Thursday.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Whitney-Muir-Russell-Carillon-White (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Whitney2010-08-16
2Mount Muir2010-08-16
3Mount Russell2010-08-17
4Mount Carillon2010-08-17
5White Mountain Peak2010-08-19

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