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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2014-08-13

Climber: Mike Jay

Others in Party:Kevin
Date:Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

3rd trip to Mt. Whitney. Kevin and I took a last minute trip to hike Mt. Whitney after he spent the summer working in DC for a Congressman. We got an overnight permit and just missed a 3 day storm that kept most of the hikers off the top ridge lines with the high winds.

We hiked to Outpost Camp, 3.8 miles and 2000' elevation gain and spent the night. Got up early to hike to Whitney, summited and hiked back down to Whitney Portal.

We had a beautiful day hiking the trial.

More info:
http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/mj3920/mt-whitney-14-941-inyo-county-high-point/#.VOkcPUKZE7k
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6292 ft / 1917 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6892 ft / 2100 m
    Round-Trip Distance:42.8 mi / 68.9 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6292 ft / 1917 m
    Distance:21.4 mi / 34.4 km
    Route:Main trail from Whitney Portal
    Start Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8206 ft / 2501 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6892 ft / 2100 m
    Distance:21.4 mi / 34.4 km
    Route:Main trail from Whitney Portal
    End Trailhead:Whitney Portal  7606 ft / 2318 m



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