Mt. Whitney, Mountaineer’s Route 14,497′, 4418m

May 14-17, 2009

We had a great climb of Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer’s Route.  We were treated to warm, clear, and calm weather for the entire trip.  To allow for plenty of acclimatization and some training on techniques we planned a 4-day trip.  There was plenty of snow from Iceberg Lake and higher but it is melting fast in the Sierra right now.

The entire photo gallery is here:  http://kurtwedberg.smugmug.com/gallery/8241408_UdZae/1/539107184_oLihd

Mt. Whitney, Mountaineers Route

Mt. Whitney, Mountaineer's Route

John Rogitz, Bill Simon, Ralph Buoncristiani, and Michael Tate geared up and ready for the climb!

Ralph, Bill, and John on the last pitch of the Mountaineers Route

Ralph, Bill, and John on the last pitch of the Mountaineer's Route

Ralph, Kurt, John, and Bill on the summit of Mt. Whitney

Ralph, Kurt, John, and Bill on the summit of Mt. Whitney

Mike, Ralph, and Bill getting settled in the tent

Mike, Ralph, and Bill getting settled in the tent

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