|Near the summit in winter
MT WHITNEY - Winter
Mt. Whitney in the winter is a trip like no other. Often much quieter in the winter this is a true winter mountaineering climb. This four day trip up the highest peak in the continental U.S. covers winter mountaineering techniques like, ice axe, crampon, ice climbing, winter camping, snow climbing, and much more. We will train our way up the mountain setting ourselves up for a winter summit attempt via the Mountaineers Route. This a great venue to prepare for destinations such as South America, Alaska, and the Alps.
Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48, and one of the most sought after. Almost named “Fisherman’s Peak” Mt. Whitney was first climbed in 1873 by the “fishermen”; John Lucas, Charles Begole and Albert H. Johnson. The local Paiute Indians, named Mt. Whitney Too-man-go-yah- (the very old man) and as legend has it a Great Spirit lives inside the mountain and watches over the people from his high perch.
This year we are offering an additional day of training for those with little to no mountaineering experience.
This course will never be cancelled due to lack of participation. That means that if you are the only sign up, you get the guide and the low price all to yourself!
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