Mount Whitney Mountaineers Route
View from my tent at Iceberg Lake, about 12,600 feet, towards the east face of Mount Whitney (and my smelly socks).
Sort of at the last minute I decided to make a quick trip up Whitney this past weekend before all the snow melted and before I leave California again (somewhat soon). Weather was sunny the whole time but the winds were quite strong. I’d estimate it reached 60+ mph on Sunday when I was on the summit. I didn’t even bother bringing the camera out as there was so much snow flying around. On the way up, whenever a big gust would come up, I would just have to lean into the mountain as I received a battery of snow and ice and rock for a minute or two, then climb on again. Good fun.
Mount Whitney Mountaineers Route – Images by Cody Duncan