Album: Mount Whitney (17x) - Mountaineers Route
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- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Whitney Portal Trailhead. 4:57am (or 3:57am if you don't adjust for daylight savings time which went into effect this morning).
Upper part of the couloir below the Whitney Notch
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.
The Caltech party. Thanks guys for holding up for a few minutes while I ascended.
Last two climbers to descend. The final climber downclimbed because the rope was not long enough to rappel off both ends.
I'll bet Richard P wasn't quite so chipper when he stood here last month
Part way down from the Notch. Iceberg Lake is below.
Below Iceberg Lake the snow in the bottom of the drainage proved more firm than traversing the slope