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:: Reservation Details

Trip Dates:

August 4 - 10, 2012

Private departures available for groups of 2 or more

Transfers available for out of state climbers from LAX.

Notes:

Difficulty level 5 of 6

Minimum age 16

 

:: Inclusions

Mules for group gear and personal equipment

Two nights hotel stay in Lone Pine pre & post

12 week training program

Two guides

All park permits & fees

All meals on the trail

Tents

Cooking equipment

 

 

Mt. Whitney Climb and Hike

The Mt. Whitney Adventure is a five day hike through the Sequoia National Park reaching the summit of Mt. Whitney from the west. The adventure begins just outside Lone Pine, CA entering the park through Cottonwood Pass. This world class hike offers stunning views of high alpine lakes, lush meadows, and multiple 14,000 foot peaks. We will make our summit bid on day three from Guitar Lake, and with a shortened ascent, be back at base camp for a well deserved celebration. The Mt. Whitney climb is fully supported with mules to carry all of our group gear and enable us to only carry our water, snacks and an extra layer of clothing.

The Mt. Whitney climb is a challenging undertaking but a rewarding experience with a group of like-minded individuals. Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous United States towering 14,505 ft. above sea level. Our route offers true acclimating by climbing high and sleeping low to adjust to the altitude. This climb requires physical training and included in your climb is a detailed training program to help you prepare for your journey through the Sierra Nevada’s

The Itinerary

Days 1: Upon arrival into Lone Pine, California we will have a climb brief with our team at our hotel before dinner in Lone Pine.

 

Days 2: We will transfer to the tail head, load our equipment on the mules, and begin our long hike to Rock Creek and our first camp. Today we will hike approximately 13 miles over Cottonwood Pass and connect with the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

Day 3:  Today starts with a steep uphill climb over Guyot Pass and then back down through Crabtree Meadows. We will end our day at Guitar Lake and prepare for our summit bid. Today we have 9 miles to camp finishing at 11,400 ft.

 

Day 4: With an early departure we will make our approach to the summit and be on the top by 11pm. We will have lunch on the summit and head down and back to camp by early afternoon.

 

Day 5: Retracing our steps we will head back to Rock Creek with plenty of time tot relax and enjoy the lower elevation.

 

Day 6: Our final day on the trail finds us hiking back over Cottonwood Pass and descending down into Horseshoe Meadows. We will return to the hotel for a shower and dinner in town.

 

Day 7: Today we say goodbye to our team and transfer home.

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