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.
To climb Mt. Whitney outside of the peak (quota) season, hikers and climbers may selfissue a permit at the Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine. Reservations and fees For anyone entering the Mt. Whitney Zone, from any trailhead, ...
Author: Peter Croft
Publisher: Spotted Dog Press
Category: Sports & Recreation