Jim P climbed the Mountaineers Route this past Saturday (Apr 3, 2021), and shared his pics on facebook. Below are a few.
Woke up Friday morning deciding between trail running or mountaineering. I was really feeling lazy but opted for quickie to Whitney. I started Saturday morning at the second gate at 0345. The early morning snow was in good firm shape and travel was fast. I got to a nice spot for an epic alpenglow event ðŸ™‚
The route to the peak went smoothly. Good crunchy snow with a decent boot track. The final 400â€™ had decent punchy snow and went quick.
Overall a great day in the mountains
Morning alpenglow, just above Upper Boy Scout Lake.
Just below the Iceberg Lake plateau -- climbing the seeps area.
Before Iceberg Lk, looking up toward the Notch
Looking up the Final 400
Summit Hut. Kaweah range.
Looking down the (not-so) "easy walk-off"
Looking at The Notch across the most deadly part of the traverse ("easy walk-off")