Album: Mount Whitney (17x) - Mountaineers Route


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
3/11/2007 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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3/11/2007 3:57:36 AM
Whitney Portal Trailhead. 4:57am (or 3:57am if you don't adjust for daylight savings time which went into effect this morning). 
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North Fork Lone Pine Creek sign 
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Ebersbacher Ledges. 6:09am. 
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Pending sunrise 
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Outlet of LBSL. 6:53am. 
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Deb, Miguel, Andrew, Tina, and Brad (in tent)  
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Somebody was having fun 
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Mountaineers Route and the Whitney Notch 
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Upper part of the couloir below the Whitney Notch 
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The Whitney Notch. 11:45am. 
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Alternate route. This is where you can traverse around to the back side of the summit. Notice the blue ice in the middle -- not a particularly safe option at present. 
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Looking down the North Face of Mount Whitney 
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The Caltech party. Thanks guys for holding up for a few minutes while I ascended. 
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The Caltech party rappels down one by one 
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Rappelling down the upper chute 
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Last two climbers to descend. The final climber downclimbed because the rope was not long enough to rappel off both ends. 
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2nd to the last climber begins to rappel 
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The Whitney Hut 
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Summit. 12:43pm. 
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Close flyby 
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I'll bet Richard P wasn't quite so chipper when he stood here last month 
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Heater intact 
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Inside the summit hut 
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Not many entries for the year 
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Top of the chute above the Notch 
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Solo climber 
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Part way down from the Notch. Iceberg Lake is below. 
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Got some glissading on the way down 
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Iceberg Lake 
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Mount Whitney and the Mountaineers Route 
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Cal Tech group camped at Iceberg Lake 
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I got a short glissade down from Iceberg Lake 
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Below Iceberg Lake the snow in the bottom of the drainage proved more firm than traversing the slope 
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Thor Peak 
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Some of the slabs above LBSL are clear of snow 
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Lots of footprints above LBSL 
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Lower Boy Scout Lake 
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On the Ebersbacher Ledges 
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Looking down from the Ebersbacher Ledges 
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Looking up the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek 
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Mission accomplished 
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Looking down at the 2nd chute west of the Notch 
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