Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1992-07-17

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Ed
Date:Friday, July 17, 1992
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first 14er, hiked with 5 pals from my college, UC Riverside.

Two of us, me included, stayed the previous night in line at the Lone Pine Ranger Station to get unused permits. The other 4 camped outside of town. I got no sleep. The next day we packed to high camp at 12,000 feet. I was exhausted.

The day after, feeling better, we all hiked the trail to the summit. We stuck around for an hour. It was a thrill to claim this peak. Hike down went well. We spent another night at camp.

I got a bad sunburn from not covering up properly.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6503 ft / 1982 m
    Round-Trip Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Trailhead:7995 ft / 2436 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground

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