Hi all,

I plan to make a solo ascent of Mt. Whitney on Saturday, June 2nd. I am in good shape, have backpacking experience, and have summited several smaller (~9,000-12,000ft) mountains alone. I have a training plan in place to prepare for this 14er and get acclimated to the altitude. My main concern, however, is being alone on such a long expedition, especially during the night portion (I plan to start around 1 or 2am). I have read that hikers are rarely alone on the trail during mid-summer--is this accurate? I'd feel a bit more comfortable if others started at the trailhead close to the same time as me!

I am excited to check this off of my bucket list and I appreciate any advice for my hike. If anyone plans on summitting the same day as me, don't hesitate to reach out!


Edited by Alpine KB (04/04/18 11:13 PM)