Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2011-08-31
|Others in Party:||Decon|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 31, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14498 ft / 4418 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted ascent at 0430 in total darkness from guitar lake. weather was clear and the climb was free of snow. A rapid accent Whitney peak about 0715, just after sunrise. The wind was constant at an estimated 20 mph with increasing gusts. Temp was in low 30s. Views were exceptional with the exception of south where a forest fire smoke and haze detracted slightly from the view.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Cold, Very Windy, Clear|
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