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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1997-08-24

Climber: Scott Cockrell

Date:Sunday, August 24, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14495 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Via Mountaineers Route -- with guide Kurt Wedberg and 3 others. We hiked up to a little lake at the bottom of the steep part of this route and tented out overnight. The next day we started early -- before others started so there wouldn't be anyone possibly sending rocks down on us from the routes above. We went up into a notch, then climbed up a steep ridge to the summit, which is surprisingly broad and flat. Our plan had been to stay at our campsite overnight, but we decided to hike out that day -- and arrived back well before dark.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Guide, Tent Camp



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