Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2016-08-20

Climber: Chris Stoddart

Others in Party:Jesus Z
Date:Saturday, August 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up to do some hiking in the Sierras. Goal was Whitney, but we didn't have a permit. Got lucky in the lottery on Friday and got an overnight pass starting Saturday. Killed time by checking out the ancient bristlecone forest near White Mountain and going offroading on Silver Canyon road back to Bishop. Camped at Whitney Portal Friday night.

Started hiking early on Saturday, dropping off camping gear at trail camp before continuing on to the summit. No issues or items of note on the way up. Quite chilly at the summit so we ducked into the summit building briefly before venturing out to enjoy the views and head back down. Made it back to trail camp. Had a good night's sleep and made our way back to the Portal on Sunday.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6138 ft / 1870 m
    Round-Trip Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Mt. Whitney Trail
    Trailhead:Whitney Portal  8360 ft / 2548 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads

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