People travel from all over the world to stand on the summit of Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Miles of rugged granitic terrain, blue-green lakes, and impressive ridges are just some of the awesome vistas awaiting those who make it to the top. Peter Croft, winner of the American Alpine Club’s Underhill Award for outstanding achievement in mountaineering, has updated this new edition for every level of climber: how to get the most out of your conditioning; prepping for overnight trips; day hiking the main Whitney Trail; the North Fork approach; Whitney from other passes; cross-country routes; and challenging technical routes for advanced climbers. Now, written and published in Bishop, California, Climbing Mt. Whitney has sold more copies than any other guide to the peak, standing on its own merits as one of the best Whitney trail guides of all time. Approved by the USFS.
With complete descriptions of 17 routes to the summit of Mount Whitney and three new hiking routes, the second edition of Mount Whitney is the most comprehensive guide to summiting the highest point in the contiguous United States. The new edition also includes a thorulgh examination of the planning, preparation and physical training/conditioning necessary for a safe and successful climb, as well as an udpated discussion of wilderness permit requirements.
It was the last summer possibly with his freinds. Raymond knew that after graduation, everyone would go their separate ways. He had gone through many changes in his life up until now. The divorce of his parents, his two older brothers leaving to start their own lives. Now alone with his mother who had now become his friend he was setting out to a climbing trip to the tallest mountain in the United States. Nothing he had ever done before this had ever compared to what he was about to experience. This is a story of a young boy now making the transition into manhood. Whether life wanted to wait or not. A story of going through changes, facing your fears and conquering them. All with the help of loved ones and good friends.
California's 14,000-foot peaks are altogether different from those in Colorado or Washington. In most cases they are steep, sheer-walled spires found in remote, pristine wilderness areas. Porcella and Burns have spent years climbing many of the listed routes and have extensively researched all others to create the only route guide that includes several options for each fourteener. Each mountain description includes access, history, and details such as difficulty ratings and gear recommendations.
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