Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1996-08-11

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Date:Sunday, August 11, 1996
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Better informed and better trained, this time I was in such good shape that I ventured off trail to bag Mt. Muir on the way up. Don't under-estimate the weather at the top - we saw snow flurries in mid-August!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6333 ft / 1929 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:21.6 mi / 34.8 km
    Route:Mt. Whitney Trail
    Trailhead:Mt. Whitney Portal  8365 ft / 2549 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt Whitney 1996

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Muir1996-08-11232 ft / 71 m
2Mount Whitney1996-08-116333 ft / 1930 m
Total Trip Gain: 6565 ft / 2001 m    Total Trip Loss: 6565 ft / 2001 m

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