Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2008-08-13
|Others in Party:||Tim Newman|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 13, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14495 ft / 4418 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was another awesome one-day ascent of Whitney - we started the trail at 2 AM, enjoyed the annual meteor shower during breaks (although it appeared weaker this year than in prior years), summitted by mid-day, and were back down before dark. I had forgotten about the elevation loss (and subsequent regain) after trail crest, and that was a little disheartening, but the trail beyond that was the easy part of the day. Also, this time, the weather/air quality was perfect - 100 miles visibility if not more!
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||6330 ft / 1929 m|
| Extra Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||21.6 mi / 34.8 km|
| Route:||Mt. Whitney Trail|
| Trailhead:||Whitney Portal 8365 ft / 2549 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||8 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time Down:||5 Hours |
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