This thread is a follow up to Bob West's suggestion, from another thread
, that the Whitney Forum post more safety information related to mountaineering on steep snow/ice. Please feel free to contribute information and comments targeted for anyone climbing/descending the chute on the main trail (instead of the switchbacks), or the Mountaineer's Route. It can also apply to conditions where one has to traverse somewhat level terrain but through slippery conditions with dangerous exposure below - which often happens on the back side just before the final ascent, and near trail crest. These conditions can present at any time of the season, but mostly occur in the shoulder seasons (spring/fall) and, of course, in the winter.
Please feel free to propose additional links and comments.Proper Gear:Alpine Skills Equipment List Gear List for Mt Shasta John Muir Route Guide Services:Sierra Mountain Guides (Bishop) Sierra Mountain Center (Bishop) REI Events and Courses Mountaineering Courses:SWS Mountain Guides Mountain Education.com Sierra Mountaineering BooksMountaineering: Freedom of the Hills 9th Ed Mount Whitney Complete Trailhead to Summit Guide, Paul Richins Jr Climbing Mt. Whitney, Peter Croft One Best Hike: Mount Whitney, Elizabeth Wenk Mount Whitney: Mountain Lore from the Whitney Portal Accidents Happen, Learn from Them: American Alpine Club Accident Reports Inyo Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission Reports
Whitney Zone - 'What Can Go Wrong on Whitney' The Dangers of Glissading Outside Magazine Article (link might expire) Miscellaneous: Eastern Sierra Avalanch Center Summit Post - Mt Whitney Supertopo.com High Sierra Info and Technical Climbing Blogs YouTube (NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PERSONAL INSTRUCTION & PRACTICE):Search Results for 'Self Arrest with Ice Axe'
GOOD & BAD ADVICE HERE - DON'T RELY SOLELY ON VIDEOS - SEEK OUT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION