Album: Mount Whitney (9x) - Mountaineers Route


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Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
2/25/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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2/25/2006 4:05:53 AM
Whitney Portal Trailhead, 4:05am. 
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2/25/2006 4:25:43 AM
North Fork 
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2/25/2006 6:12:19 AM
Above LBSL just before sunrise 
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2/25/2006 6:27:31 AM
 
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2/25/2006 6:27:39 AM
Looking down at LBSL 
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2/25/2006 6:27:45 AM
 
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2/25/2006 6:33:33 AM
 
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2/25/2006 6:33:43 AM
 
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2/25/2006 6:33:58 AM
Approaching UBSL 
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2/25/2006 6:34:03 AM
 
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Thor's NE slope. There was much less snow here than I expected. 
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2/25/2006 6:34:48 AM
Thor's North Face 
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2/25/2006 6:35:02 AM
 
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2/25/2006 6:38:24 AM
Frozen waterfall 
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2/25/2006 6:44:23 AM
 
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2/25/2006 6:48:06 AM
 
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2/25/2006 6:54:57 AM
Someone excavated a nice shelter below UBSL 
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2/25/2006 7:00:50 AM
On the way up to UBSL 
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2/25/2006 7:04:28 AM
 
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2/25/2006 7:04:30 AM
 
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2/25/2006 7:04:53 AM
Upper Boy Scout Lake 
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2/25/2006 7:04:58 AM
Upper Boy Scout Lake 
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2/25/2006 7:05:05 AM
Upper Boy Scout Lake 
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2/25/2006 7:05:13 AM
 
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Someone did a nice job cutting out blocks at UBSL 
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2/25/2006 7:34:53 AM
 
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2/25/2006 8:01:22 AM
 
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2/25/2006 8:01:28 AM
 
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2/25/2006 8:37:33 AM
Mount Whitney 
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2/25/2006 8:37:39 AM
 
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2/25/2006 8:37:47 AM
Mount Whitney 
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2/25/2006 8:38:00 AM
 
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2/25/2006 8:38:21 AM
 
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2/25/2006 8:39:12 AM
The Keeler Needle (center) and Crooks Peak (left) 
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2/25/2006 8:48:06 AM
Beautiful frozen waterfall below Iceberg Lake 
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2/25/2006 8:48:22 AM
Frozen waterfall below Iceberg Lake 
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2/25/2006 8:49:54 AM
 
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2/25/2006 8:50:02 AM
 
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2/25/2006 8:50:13 AM
 
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2/25/2006 9:05:22 AM
Another shelter at Iceberg Lake 
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2/25/2006 9:06:22 AM
 
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2/25/2006 9:06:27 AM
 
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2/25/2006 9:06:33 AM
 
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2/25/2006 9:06:39 AM
Whitney's east chute and the "Notch" 
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2/25/2006 9:06:50 AM
 
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2/25/2006 9:07:16 AM
Mount Whitney's impressive East Face 
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2/25/2006 9:10:35 AM
 
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2/25/2006 9:10:43 AM
Mount Whitney and the East Face 
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2/25/2006 9:29:10 AM
 
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2/25/2006 9:37:46 AM
Looking back down at my tracks 
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2/25/2006 9:37:51 AM
 
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2/25/2006 9:59:59 AM
 
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2/25/2006 10:00:07 AM
 
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2/25/2006 10:21:38 AM
 
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Inside the east chute 
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Looking down at Iceberg Lake 
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2/25/2006 10:21:53 AM
 
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2/25/2006 10:44:26 AM
Looking down the east chute 
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2/25/2006 10:44:31 AM
 
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2/25/2006 11:03:42 AM
 
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2/25/2006 11:10:58 AM
 
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2/25/2006 11:55:02 AM
 
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There is an interesting rock outcropping at the Notch 
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2/25/2006 11:55:22 AM
Mount Russell 
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2/25/2006 11:56:40 AM
White Mountain (rear). Hey, it is white! 
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Mount Carillon and the Russell/Carillon saddle 
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2/25/2006 12:13:40 PM
Here's what the traverse looks like 
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First chute above the notch 
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2/25/2006 12:18:00 PM
 
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Now above the rock band 
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Don't look back! 
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Footprints from earlier climbers 
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Gets a bit steeper toward the top 
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Here's the soft stuff I encountered near the top. 
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Almost there 
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Be careful around all these loose rocks at the top. I wonder how many accidents might be averted if we kicked all these down someday when no one is around. 
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2/25/2006 12:51:04 PM
 
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The summit hut 
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2/25/2006 12:53:08 PM
 
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Whitney summit plaque 
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Mount Williamson 
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Looking down at Iceberg Lake from the summit 
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2/25/2006 12:55:22 PM
 
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Looking down toward Trail Camp and the lower part of the switchbacks 
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2/25/2006 12:55:33 PM
The last few switchbacks before Trail Crest can be seen in this photo 
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Mount Langley (rear) 
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2/25/2006 12:55:45 PM
Lone Pine Peak 
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White Mountain 
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2/25/2006 1:02:38 PM
Mount Muir (lower center) and Olancha Peak (rear center) 
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2/25/2006 1:02:48 PM
Mount Russell 
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2/25/2006 1:02:51 PM
 
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2/25/2006 1:02:56 PM
 
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2/25/2006 1:03:47 PM
 
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2/25/2006 1:03:51 PM
The Keeler Needle 
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2/25/2006 1:03:58 PM
 
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2/25/2006 1:06:25 PM
 
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The hut's full of snow again 
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2/25/2006 1:07:21 PM
 
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2/25/2006 1:09:07 PM
 
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The summit register. Five climbers have made the summit since Richard and I were here in December. 
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The Kaweahs look nice 
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Looking down the chute. Definitely looks steeper from above! 
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2/25/2006 1:16:29 PM
 
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Here's the rocky band that can be awkward to cross 
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I used the rocky steps here to the right of the rock band on my way down. 
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Dark and ominus 
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Some of the snow below the notch was wind carved 
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Shadow of Mount Whitney at Iceberg Lake 
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2/25/2006 3:15:20 PM
 
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2/25/2006 3:15:27 PM
 
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2/25/2006 3:29:11 PM
 
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Here's a nice shot of Thor Peak 
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2/25/2006 3:45:34 PM
 
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2/25/2006 4:12:21 PM
 
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2/25/2006 4:17:13 PM
 
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This couple was setting up camp near the large frozen waterfall. Is that a Mountain Hardware EV2? I need one of those! 
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Two climbers set up camp below Thor Peak and the frozen waterfall 
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2/25/2006 4:20:01 PM
 
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2/25/2006 4:35:32 PM
 
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Lower Boy Scout Lake. This was the highest place to find flowing water. 
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2/25/2006 4:40:52 PM
 
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2/25/2006 5:00:38 PM
Ebersbacher Ledges 
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2/25/2006 5:04:02 PM
 
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These guys were doing a little rock climbing up the Ebersbacher ledges 
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I was a little intrigued and puzzled watching these guys. 
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North Fork sign 
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2/25/2006 5:25:33 PM
 
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Some of the lower part of the trail was completely clear of snow 
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Always a nice sight. Back at the trailhead. 5:46pm. 
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Took me another hour to pack up my bivy gear and get back down to my car. 
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Avalanche crown to the south of the switchbacks