I can't thank you enough for posting these videos. After watching the second one I decided to forgo my attempt to summit on 6/18. I have no desire to tackle 60 mph winds in 18 degrees. With out seeing it for myself I may have ended up in over my head.
"If you're gonna be stupid, you've got to be tough."
What's the limit for you guys on wind when it comes to turning back/pressing forward? I think I'd be okay with 50-60 mph, although it depends on what direction it's blowing and overall visibility. Better have my goggles too.
Originally Posted By: GBRoberts6 on Jun 6, 2011, on YouTube
Our trip to Mt. Whitney to attempt the summit. Couldn't reach summit due to weather (you can see a few pics with the ridge in the background, getting covered). Had an awesome time, and we'll be back! Stones & Bones!
I showed the 6/5 video to my hiking partners. Our group of 3 is now 2. I actually have a few unclaimed spots if anyone is interested. We are scheduled for 6/26. That video is causing people to rethink plans. We are still going and will simply turn back if things looks rough. Can't wait.
This video is a slide show of a June 7-8 summit hike.
Mount Whitney Summit June 8, 2011.wmv
Originally Posted By: rlobrien11 on Jun 10, 2011
My buddies and I got overnight permits to Mount Whitney for June 7th and 8th. We successfully summited Whitney at approximately 1:30 pm June 8, 2011. Special thanks to Mr. Eddie Vedder for the cool song "Hard Sun" that I'm using as background music. No Copyright infringement Intended.
Here's a not-so-current video: Taken in 1961, it shows an item of note, the rock wall around the summit toilet.
Originally Posted By: COOLHANDUKE on Jun 10, 2011
When Jim Brown and I graduated from high school in 1961 we immediately drove to Lone Pine CA and hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney. Neither one of us remembers taking a home movie camera with us, but we did. This recently discovered film footage was shot in May 1961 and the sound track is Jim and I goofing around on guitars in May 2011. It took 50 years to make this video! Enjoy.
Day Hike Pass & Camping $25 Crampon, axe, pole rental $61 Days of training to climb Mt Whitney None Hours spent packing for trip 1 Waking at 2am to try and summit Mt. Whitney and being able to share this video with you: Priceless
This has got to be by far the best ride in California. Totally terrifying for the weak hearted, but a hell of ride for the wicked! Can't wait to go again. 2.5 hrs of climbing for 3 minutes of adrenaline. Who cares if I didn't summit!
Here's a video of a group of men and a 9-year-old boy. They planned on overnighting at Outpost, but felt so good, they pressed on. But the kid then developed AMS nausea before Trail Camp so they retreated to Outpost and made camp. After having dinner, the boy was sick again, so they broke camp and hiked down... making a day hike out of it!