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Longer post to come—but we made it. Ended up guiding two day #hikers off the #EastButtress and onto the #MountaineersRoute, and up to the summit. Gave them half a liter of water too. Be safe out there if you’re summiting #MountWhitney and be prepared! #BestBirthdayEver #DogsofInstagram #bordercolle ##australianshepherd #cragdog #adventuredog #beprepared

#waybackwednesday 4 years ago first time looking up from #iceberglake up to the final climb to #mtwhitney the highest peak in the contiguous U.S. #14505ft #mountaineersroute

The planning, timing and structure are all apart of the trips and climbs I embark on. Everything requires work. I may come up with an idea spontaneously but I have some sort of knowledge of what I’m getting myself into before I begin the journey. I came up with the idea to climb #mtwhitney again yesterday and #bigpinelakes is right next to it. I need to leave midnight on Thursday so I can get a walk in pass for Whitney on Saturday to complete in one day up the #mountaineersroute which means I have all day Friday to hike 13.5 miles up #bigpine it’s going to be a loooong weekend of driving and climbing and being uncomfortable. But it’s what I live for and I can’t wait.
#optoutside #nomadlife #soloadventures #roadwarrior #californiagems #californiadreaming #inyonationalforest #whitneyportal #highsierras #easternsierras #wildernessbadass 🏔🔝😎

So the mountaineers route didn’t work out this time. We’ll be back but in the meantime, it’s just a little bit defeating... I mean, humbling. But we learned some valuable lessons: (1) Maybe just deal with the high-water crossing when route-finding for the alternate wastes you almost two hours; (2) there is no substitute for good training; (3) when your route is sustained class 3 it will be very fun but it will also slow you down; (4) not many things are as scary as getting caught in granite slab in a hail storm at 11,000’; (5) waking up at 3AM for an alpine-ish start is actually really nice, and exponentially increases your odds of a close encounter with a curious bear!

I really appreciate everyone who voted, thanks for making me the cover of #mountainplayboy #july #2018 lots of hard work but it paid off. 2nd successful trip up #mtwhitney up the #mountaineersroute #goingupisoptionalgoingdownismandatory #gitrdon @mod1firearms #pewpew #california #californiaadventure #views #mountainviews

Weather is looking good for our Summit Day...lets keep it that way #mtwhitney!! Excited to tackle the #mountaineersroute, #mountrusselleastridge, and do it with @indiana.myke and of course Riley!

#clachglas to #blabheinn ridge traverse in the #blackcuillins. (I'm definately not ready for the official traverse yet...more practice down climbing and bigger balls required!). Grade 3 scramble with bits of V diff climbing. Great day out.

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My 2nd Mt. Whitney attempt via the mountaineers route. This was right after my trip to Everest Base Camp with my mom and i was physically and mentally strong AF. We had to turn back just below the peak due to all that snow. One day 🏔 #tbt #throwbackthursday #throwback #mtwhitney #mtwhitneyhike #mountaineersroute #offthebeatenpath #offthemaintrail #hiking #hike #california #lonepine #hikecalifornia #highestpeak #ca #snow #iceberglake

The Chute was challenging, as well as The Final 400. Lots of scrambling and bouldering. Super fun!


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Everybody back down the MR. Got to rappel back down ‘The Final 400’ which was much easier than having to down-climb. Lots of loose stuff getting kicked down. Fun.


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The Mountaineers Route is quite a bit more challenging than the main hikers trail, but what an incredible experience!


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So this year, we decided to do The Mountaineers Route on Whitney. What a trek it was! Two of us did the MR, while four other friends did the East Buttress. The stars were aligned. We were met with ‘great success’, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather!


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This is what hell looks like, fixing a wrong turn by bushwacking through neck high willows...#mountaineersroute #hiking #14ers

06-20-18 I am standing in awe in front of (right to left) Mt. Whitney, Keeler Needle, Crooks Peak, and Third Needle. The Pinnacle Ridge runs to my left. The image is taken just below Iceberg Lake (Elev. ~12,600 ft) .
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On this day I would not summit. Yesterday's hike was hard on me, and I decided the prior evening that I would not attempt. My two hiking partners would attempt the summit without me. I simply did not feel the strength needed to press up the chute. Instead I got up early for sunrise shots and then hiked to Iceberg Lake where I had lunch while sitting in the midst of this majestic granite cathedral enjoying. The sky was like a cloudless diamond, clear and shining. .
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My hiking partners returned early that afternoon. They abondened the summit bid after they calculated their return climb would have them descend the chute in the dark; a very wise decision.
I learned a great deal during these last two days on the MR, most notably that I need to learn to lighten my load. I am certain we will be back to give the MR another try.
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We found out the hard way why we were the only group summiting #mtwhitney via #mountaineersroute , 45deg kittylitter sucks!

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