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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2011-08-31

Climber: JOE CHRISTALDI

Others in Party:Decon
Date:Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started ascent at 0430 in total darkness from guitar lake. weather was clear and the climb was free of snow. A rapid accent Whitney peak about 0715, just after sunrise. The wind was constant at an estimated 20 mph with increasing gusts. Temp was in low 30s. Views were exceptional with the exception of south where a forest fire smoke and haze detracted slightly from the view.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear



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