Album: Mount Whitney (14x) - Mountaineers Route


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Description
11/25 - 11/26/2006
Album Date
11/26/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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11/25/2006 12:57:49 PM
Sat, 12:58pm 
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North Fork Lone Pine Creek crossing 
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An icy wonderland ... and treacherously slippery 
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Major ice formations 
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Goal for tommorow 
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Lower Boy Scout Lake (mostly frozen - ice still thin) 
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Slabs above LBSL are iced up big time! 
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One of many ice spots on the trail 
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Boilerplate ice. Insanely slippery. Had to work my way around to the left until I found a safe spot to cross further up. 
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Slip on this and you'll go supersonic in 2 seconds 
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Thankfully past the icy slabs now 
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Upper Boy Scout Lake 
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My pack. 32 pounds. 
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This spot will do nicely 
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11/26/2006 7:08:06 AM
First use of my EV2 tent that I bought earlier this year with my REI discount 
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7:28am. Nice blue sky but still cold. 
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Excellent -- a clear route up to the Notch. An avoidable strip of snow is hidden in this photo. 
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Iceberg Lake. The lake was making frequent loud "popping" sounds as the ice cracked due to wind. 
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Mount Whitney (as seen from near Iceberg Lake) 
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I went up the rocky rib in the middle (class 3) to avoid snow 
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Mount Whitney's East Face 
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So much more impressive from this perspective 
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Mount Russell 
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Dark and cold in the chute up to the Notch 
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Icy traverse ... best avoided for now 
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Easy ramp up to the upper chute. This can be a tricky start when the snow isn't here. 
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This way looks better (the first chute above the Notch) 
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Icy snow in the upper chute 
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I tried to go up the right side of the chute from the start but got into a class 4/5 spot that seemed beyond what I could safely do in my winter boots. Dropped back down and took the easier way up the left first before heading to the right side. 
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11/26/2006 10:41:30 AM
 
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Steep and icy. I'll wait for more snow. 
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Through a chimney at the top and onto the summit 
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The hut of course 
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