Mount Whitney

Mount whitney camping

Photo: Night descends on camp at Iceberg lake with Mt. Whitney in background, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California.  April 2012

Over the weekend my brother and I attempted a quick trip up the Mountaineers Route on Mt. Whitney, California’s highest mountain.  We were a bit rushed on time, with my brother having a motorcycle race starting at 8am on Sunday, and also trying to beat the permit quota which starts today, May 1st.  So We turned around a little short the summit, not being able to commit the time needed and also not acclimatized enough.  This was his first real trip into the mountains so we weren’t looking to push things at all; the mountain isn’t going anywhere anyhow.  Was still a fun trip and wonderful weather.  Conditions this year are super dry, compare to my photos from this time two years ago.

Mount Whitney mountaineers route hiking

Photo: Hiking over rocky terrain of the mountaineers route with Mt. Whitney in the background, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California.  April 2012

 

Mount Whitney mountaineers route hiking

Photo: Ascending the mountaineers route on Mt. Whitney, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California.  April 2012

 

Mount Whitney mountaineers route hiking

Photo: Descending the mountaineers route towards Iceberg lake, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California.  April 2012

4 replies
  1. Carolina says:

    Beautiful. The top one has gorgeous light and colours, but it does look as if it is smaller than the original width, if you know what I mean. Everything seems a bit egg-shaped.

  2. Cody says:

    Maybe a bit of wide angle distortion is making it look funny? But that tent really is quite narrow and a tight squeeze for two people.

  3. Greta says:

    I have just recently discovered your photos. And my god they are stunning! I spend hours looking through them all. You just seem to capture the moment and the light and shade just perfectly. Your surf ones are beautiful, especially when the day is ending, the light is just beautiful. Cant wait to see more, I love your work!

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