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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2008-08-03

Climber: Brad Boester

Date:Sunday, August 3, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14495 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Whitney Portal at 2200hrs and completed climb next day. Dark skies with countless stars. Trail overall was easy to find with headlamp although some spots you had to be sure where the switchback was.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6695 ft / 2041 m
    Extra Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Standard Route
    Trailhead:Whitney portal  8300 ft / 2529 m
    Grade/Class:I
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:6 Hours 



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