Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2008-07-04

Climber: James Clisset

Date:Friday, July 4, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mount Whitney Trail, minimal snow/ice on trail. Spent one night at Whitney Portal (live at sea level); my hiking partner got altitude sickness by consultation lake and had to turn around, but no problems for me. Route took roughly 10-11 hours roundtrip.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6098 ft / 1858 m
    Trailhead:8400 ft / 2560 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Great weather

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