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#14858 - 06/06/11 10:15 AM Current video
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
I found this video on YouTube. It was uploaded June 5. It looks like they turned around before Trail Camp.


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#14859 - 06/06/11 10:26 AM Re: Current video [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Fresno, CA
And another, posted June 5. These hikers made it to Consultation Lake.


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#14884 - 06/07/11 10:58 AM Re: Current video [Re: Steve C]
ejsurfs Offline


Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 43
Loc: OC, CA
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.
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#14887 - 06/07/11 11:52 AM Re: Current video [Re: ejsurfs]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Now just watch, ej... June 18 will be perfectly sunny, calm and clear, and the only problem will be for people not taking enough sun screen. wink

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#14888 - 06/07/11 12:14 PM Re: Current video [Re: Steve C]
Sublatum Offline


Registered: 08/30/10
Posts: 40
Loc: Orange Country, CA
Makes me think not being able to make my June 5th/6th date a blessing in disguise. Thanks for posting the videos Steve!

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#14890 - 06/07/11 12:22 PM Re: Current video [Re: Sublatum]
Burchey
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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.

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#14891 - 06/07/11 12:49 PM Re: Current video [Re: ]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here's one posted yesterday.

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!

Mt. Whitney June 2011 Video.wmv

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#14892 - 06/07/11 12:50 PM Re: Current video [Re: ]
Jeremy Offline


Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 17
Loc: United States
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.

Jeremy

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#14901 - 06/07/11 04:47 PM Re: Current video [Re: Jeremy]
bkl Offline


Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 1
Loc: CA
Hello Jeremy,
I'm also going on 6/26 with six other people. We are going in through Horseshoe Meadows to Whitney Portal.
Hoping to summit on 6/29

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#14987 - 06/10/11 02:23 PM Re: Current video [Re: bkl]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
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.


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#15033 - 06/12/11 08:10 PM Re: Current video [Re: Steve C]
kurt765 Offline


Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 38
Loc: Santa Monica
Can anyone guess how long that snow might linger? I wonder how much will remain by next month. I want to get up to Wotan's Throne in a day hike and I don't have any desire to bring crampons. Hmm.
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#15034 - 06/12/11 08:29 PM Re: Current video [Re: kurt765]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Last year, the switchbacks were usable about July 1. That means the trail below was pretty much free of snow by then. I would expect the section you will be on to be fairly clear by early July.

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#15035 - 06/12/11 08:47 PM Re: Current video [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
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.



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#16165 - 07/08/11 09:45 PM Re: Current video July 2 2011 [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
This from July 2


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#16166 - 07/08/11 09:49 PM Re: Current video June 29 2011 [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here is a nice one from June 29.
Quote:
June 29, 2011 Mt. Whitney Hike with Rose and James Ragan and Britt Bettis was more like a Journey.



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#16167 - 07/08/11 09:58 PM Re: Current video June 29, 2011 [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Quote:
"Glacading Mt. Whitney 1700' shoot"

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!



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#18011 - 09/02/11 07:18 AM Re: Current video September 1, 2011 [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
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!

It is a nice video to watch, with good music.




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#18919 - 10/04/11 10:40 AM Re: Current video [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here's a video of four guys bicycling from Death Valley, then summiting Mt Whitney:

Low to High - Death Valley to Mt Whitney

Quote:
My friends and I decided to ride/hike from the lowest point in North America to the highest point in the contiguous United States. We completed the trip August 21-24th 2011.



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#22063 - 03/18/12 10:10 PM Whitney Mountaineer's Route Video [Re: Steve C]
JHWMSU Offline


Registered: 11/27/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Michigan
Here is a thirty minute video, "Midlife Madness" which documents two novice hikers taking on the Mountaineer's Route. There is music, adventure and humor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLvsweBvTQ8


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#22066 - 03/18/12 11:56 PM Re: Whitney Mountaineer's Route Video [Re: JHWMSU]
JHWMSU Offline


Registered: 11/27/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Michigan
Please note that this video on Youtube will only play back on a computer and not your iPhone/iPad.

Go ahead and start it, you will be glad you viewed it.

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