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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2007-08-19

Climber: Joseph Hirniak

Date:Sunday, August 19, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed from Whitney Portal. Camped at Bighorn Meadows. Total time from start to finish was 25 hours.
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Mount Whitney summit, barely visible in center background, from the JMT, early morning at about 13,600' (2007-08-19). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6133 ft / 1869 m
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:John Muir/Mount Whitney Trails
    Trailhead:8365 ft / 2549 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads



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