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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2014-09-20

Climber: Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach

Date:Saturday, September 20, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike to remember Tabbitha, who passed away on September 16th. She was a great cat, and I wanted to hike to the top of Whitney and leave a letter for her in the register. She was the best kitty - a part of our family for 12 years. Solo hiked and lucked out on a permit, and got the last campsite at the Portal Campground on Friday night. Left Saturday morning at 3:20 and was on the summit approx 5-ish hours later. Made great time, passed a lot of groups and felt totally fine solo hiking. Was on the summit around 8:30 am - had it all to myself for 10 minutes or so. SUPER windy.... took a few pictures and wrote in the register. Warmed up in the hut and then hiked down, stopping to take lots of pictures along the way. Beautiful day - 2nd time on Whitney. My way of thanking Tabbs for being a great cat.... now whenever I'm in the mountains, I will think of her.
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