Whitney Mountaineer Route (stand by for more photo's)

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Todd, duck (e)
Todd, duck (e)
Clouds starting to roll in over the needles (e)
Clouds starting to roll in over the needles (e)
Whitney, Muir and the needles... are we there yet?
Whitney, Muir and the needles... are we there yet?
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Todd and Matt contemplate the meaning of "just a bit further" (e)
Todd and Matt contemplate the meaning of "just a bit further" (e)
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Thor peak and the lake with no name (e)
Thor peak and the lake with no name (e)
Some people coming down the route we'll take up the next day
Some people coming down the route we'll take up the next day
same picture, just cropped and zoomed with the people in the lower right
same picture, just cropped and zoomed with the people in the lower right
Whitney as we climb to Iceberg lake
Whitney as we climb to Iceberg lake
View from the climb up to Iceberg lake (e)
View from the climb up to Iceberg lake (e)
Eli, Whitney (no relation to the cotton gin) (e)
Eli, Whitney (no relation to the cotton gin) (e)
Climbing the falls up to Iceberg lake, the "fun" way to the lake (t)
Climbing the falls up to Iceberg lake, the "fun" way to the lake (t)
Eli scouting out the climb (t)
Eli scouting out the climb (t)
Iceberg lake and Mt. Russell, home for the night (2:20PM)
Iceberg lake and Mt. Russell, home for the night (2:20PM)
Glad to be done for the day (e)
Glad to be done for the day (e)
No, Todd doesn't have dandruff, it is snowing on us in June!
No, Todd doesn't have dandruff, it is snowing on us in June!
Whitney at sunset from camp
Whitney at sunset from camp
Eli stares down a bird at 12,700'
Eli stares down a bird at 12,700'
Getting water for dinner (couscous and curry,mmm), this entire lake was frozen over the next morning
Getting water for dinner (couscous and curry,mmm), this entire lake was frozen over the next morning
First we make dinner... then we can hit the hot coco and irish cream (t)
First we make dinner... then we can hit the hot coco and irish cream (t)
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4:50AM, rise and shine kids!
4:50AM, rise and shine kids!


Whitney at sunrise from camp (e)
Whitney at sunrise from camp (e)
Breaking the ice for a little morning refreshment (e)
Breaking the ice for a little morning refreshment (e)
Blue tent, soon to become blue dot (e)
Blue tent, soon to become blue dot (e)
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Starting up to the notch (e)
Starting up to the notch (e)
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Matt from Eli's POV, "Does this look a little steep to you?" (e)
Matt from Eli's POV, "Does this look a little steep to you?" (e)
Eli from Matt's POV
Eli from Matt's POV
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Looking north from just below the notch (e)
Looking north from just below the notch (e)
Mt. Russell from the notch (e)
Mt. Russell from the notch (e)
Matt almost to the notch (e)
Matt almost to the notch (e)
Todd and Kevin glad to be out of the scree (e)
Todd and Kevin glad to be out of the scree (e)
Looking back from where we came (e)
Looking back from where we came (e)
A killer scree climb and we arrive at the notch
A killer scree climb and we arrive at the notch
After a quick bite to eat, we decide to skip this traverse and go up the first chute
After a quick bite to eat, we decide to skip this traverse and go up the first chute


Snack time before the last climb (e)
Snack time before the last climb (e)
West from the notch (e)
West from the notch (e)
Our only neigbors at the lake summited before us and are down climbing the first chute
Our only neigbors at the lake summited before us and are down climbing the first chute
same picture, cropped and zoomed
same picture, cropped and zoomed
A class 4 climb to 14,500' and you pop up right next to the hut at the top
A class 4 climb to 14,500' and you pop up right next to the hut at the top
Matt and Todd enjoying the fun climb (e)
Matt and Todd enjoying the fun climb (e)
The edge of the chute and the hut at the peak (e)
The edge of the chute and the hut at the peak (e)
Almost there (e)
Almost there (e)