Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1965-09-05

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Earl Bolton
George Quittmeyer
Date:Sunday, September 5, 1965
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

George Quittmeyer (my then brother-in-law), my dad Earl Bolton, and me on the summit of Mt. Whitney on Sep. 5, 1965

Photo taken on Earl Bolton's old Exacta SLR sitting on a rock. This is one of the models with the pop-up viewer on top that was used before the availability of the pentaprism viewer, so the image in the viewer was upside down and backwards.

George and I were cold, and I had altitude sickness with a splitting headache and nausea, as this photo shows by the look on my face.

Photo by Earl Bolton
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6648 ft / 2026 m
    Round-Trip Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Mount Whitney Trail
    Trailhead:Whitney Portal  7850 ft / 2392 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear

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