I have done the Whitney old route several times and would like to try something different and more challenging. I'll be coming from Cottonwood and will be @ Whitney on 9/2 after going to the top of Forrester and back(just cuz I like the south side of Forrester. I would appreciate any helpful hints for a first timer. I don't want to do it all in a day, if that's possible. I'm 62 and in pretty good shape. I've climbed as much as 10,000 ft in a day and don't have a problem doing 20+ miles a day backpacking. Just curious what addition equipment I would need in early Sept.(Axe,crampons,micro's etc.) Thank in advance. Mark