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

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Looking down the chute we just came up (e)
Looking down the chute we just came up (e)
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Think that place has a bar and a hot tub? (t)
Think that place has a bar and a hot tub? (t)
View of Iceberg lake a little over 2 hours later
View of Iceberg lake a little over 2 hours later
The entire valley we climbed up (north fork of Lone Pine creek)
The entire valley we climbed up (north fork of Lone Pine creek)
A view down to the route we took up obscured by the nearby ledge
A view down to the route we took up obscured by the nearby ledge
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"I'm the king of the world..." standing on the highest point in the lower 48 states (e)
"I'm the king of the world..." standing on the highest point in the lower 48 states (e)
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The lightening target... er, I mean, shelter (e)
The lightening target... er, I mean, shelter (e)
South from the peak with New Army pass at the very right (t)
South from the peak with New Army pass at the very right (t)
West from the peak (t)
West from the peak (t)
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Eli signs in (e)
Eli signs in (e)
3 damn handsome young men (t)
3 damn handsome young men (t)
A toilet with a view!
A toilet with a view!
View from the toilet seat
View from the toilet seat


Time to climb back down
Time to climb back down
Matt and Eli nearing the notch (t)
Matt and Eli nearing the notch (t)
Todd climbing down next to the ice falls (e)
Todd climbing down next to the ice falls (e)
Ice falls towards the bottom of the chute (t)
Ice falls towards the bottom of the chute (t)
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Sliding down the scree from the notch to the snow (t)
Sliding down the scree from the notch to the snow (t)
Matt prepares himself for the roll of crash test dummy (e)
Matt prepares himself for the roll of crash test dummy (e)
Taking the fast way down (sorry about the focus, I didn't have much time to turn around and take this shot once they realized I was having all the fun)
Taking the fast way down (sorry about the focus, I didn't have much time to turn around and take this shot once they realized I was having all the fun)
Kevin and Todd trying hard to keep their speed sub-sonic
Kevin and Todd trying hard to keep their speed sub-sonic
Todd comes to a halt
Todd comes to a halt


The fastest survivable way down from the notch
The fastest survivable way down from the notch
Mt. Whitney, the notch and the snow we just came down (from camp)
Mt. Whitney, the notch and the snow we just came down (from camp)
Leaving Iceberg Lake.
Leaving Iceberg Lake.
bye bye Mt. Whitney, don't go anywhere soon (e)
bye bye Mt. Whitney, don't go anywhere soon (e)
Upper Boy Scout Lake and Mt. Russell
Upper Boy Scout Lake and Mt. Russell
Back down at LBSL, Todd crosses the fun way with a 45lb pack!
Back down at LBSL, Todd crosses the fun way with a 45lb pack!
Kevin doing the same
Kevin doing the same
Kevin and LBSL (t)
Kevin and LBSL (t)
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Crossing the stream after climbing down the ledges
Crossing the stream after climbing down the ledges


Ebersbacher ledges after climbing down
Ebersbacher ledges after climbing down
Back below the treeline, almost down to the main trail
Back below the treeline, almost down to the main trail


Time to dispose of the Wag bags at the end of the hike. =)
Time to dispose of the Wag bags at the end of the hike. =)
The needles and summit from the Alabama hills on the drive out (t)
The needles and summit from the Alabama hills on the drive out (t)