Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2007-06-16

Climber: Ken Curtis

Others in Party:Jeff Lage
Date:Saturday, June 16, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Jeff & I set out under headlamps at 3:22 am. Stopped for a few minutes at trail camp, other than that it was a sustained effort the entire way. My summit time was 10:19 am (6:57).

Awesome sights, signed the registry, high fives, then started the return trip.

Arrived back at trailhead 3:32 pm.

What a day!
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HP #1 (2007-06-16). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5898 ft / 1797 m
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Main Whitney Trail
    Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8600 ft / 2621 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 57 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:5 Hours 3 Minutes

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