Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2017-05-05

Climber: Paul Michelson

Others in Party:Stu Frink -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, May 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

A great spring climb on a big snow year. We hit the weather window perfectly as a storm came in the day after our summit.

Trip report can be found here:

One note; with snow cover the total distance covered was only 13.4 miles round trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6086 ft / 1855 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.3 mi / 21.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6086 ft / 1855 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.7 km
    Start Trailhead:8412 ft / 2563 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.7 km

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