Mount Whitney 2004 Climbers: Mandi Alt and Ramon Ebert

Return of the Backpacking Home

This was an early season trip over Memorial Day Weekend. We hit lots of snow early and then needed Ice Axe and Crampons to get up the chute.

We had two cold nights at Trail Camp and didn't make the summit because I suffered mightly with an altitude induced headache. We did have fun on the ice and snow though and glissaded down the chute. Going down in 10 minutes what took 3 hours to climb...