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Mt Whitney Mountaineers Route, March 2012

Published April 2nd, 2012

Darren and I attempted to climb Mt Whitney this weekend, we made it to 14,000 ft in the couloir, just below the notch before we decided it wasnt safe to continue. We rushed to attempt the summit Friday instead of Saturday to avoid the forecast 80 mph winds.

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Sunrise

Sunrise from lower boyscout lake campsite as we prepared to head out from camp.

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Ready to Go

Leaving camp at sunrise.

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Ice Falls

Ice Falls above lower boyscout lake.

  • March 30th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 24mm / f/8 / 1/4000 sec
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Ascending to Iceberg Lake

Ascending a frozen waterfall on the moraine leading up to iceberg lake.

  • March 30th, 2012
  • iPhone 4
  • 3.85mm / f/2.8 / 1/7541 sec
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Looking up at the Summit

Darren looking up towards the summit of Whitney near Iceberg Lake.

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Goal in Sight

Once above upper boyscout lake the summit and needles were in sight.

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Richards Group

We were passed by Richards group shortly before iceberg lake.

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Ascending to Iceberg Lake

Crampons and ice axes required to get up to iceberg lake.

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What a view

Darren after climbing the moraine to iceberg lake.

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Iceberg Lake

The sky was really spectacular.

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Taking a Break

Just enjoying being on the mountain

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The Couloir

The couloir leading to the summit on the mountaineers route.

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Starburst

The afternoon sun over Mt Whitney as we descend back to camp.

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jlongphoto
Jeremy Long (inactive)  almost 5 years ago
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Awesome!! Wish you could have made it to the summit.

chauvanlong
Long Chau  almost 5 years ago
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Amazing journey! Wish I could make one trip like that in my life! Beautiful photos!