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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2008-10-08

Climber: JOE CHRISTALDI

Date:Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14495 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

HIKED THE JMT UP TO WHITNEY. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE CLIMB IT SNOWED HEAVY AND BECAME VERY WINDY. STARTED THE CLIMB AT APPROX. 0630. APPROX 6-12 INCHES OF SNOW ON TRAIL. THE CLIMB WAS LONG AND SLOW GREAT VIEWS FROM ATOP WHITNEY. SIGNED THE LOG AT THE HUT AND STAYED UP FOR 30-45 MIN THE HEADED DOWN. THE HEAVY USE OF THE TRAIL MADE SOME OF THE SNOW COMPACTED ICE BEST TRIP WILL DO IT AGAIN
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear
clear/cold ground 6-12in snow on ground



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