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 ...
Author: Peter Croft
Publisher: Spotted Dog Press
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.
Author: Paul Richins, Jr.
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
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.
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.
Author: Paul Thomas Christoe
Publisher: America Star Books
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.
The Great Book route starts at the base of the east face of Mount Whitney, below and south of Iceberg Lake, far to the right (north) of the newer route 12, ...
Author: Stephen Porcella
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
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.
Hiking the State's 15 Peaks Over 14,000 Feet Toby Evans ... technical winter climb Maps: Tom Harrison Mt. Whitney Zone, Mt. Whitney High Country; ...
Author: Toby Evans
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
From the southernmost peak of Mt. Langley to Mt. Shasta in the north, California’s fifteen peaks of 14,000 feet or more are some of the most challenging and beautiful mountains in the country. Over the past decade the rise of endurance activities (including obstacle racing) and the popularity of reality television have increased the popularity of these daunting climbs (California’s Fourteeners have been featured on The Amazing Race, Man vs. Wild, and Django Unchained). No matter the skill level, this book will lay out the plans and logistics to allow every climber a positive experience. Each of the mountains will be broken down based on the technical skills needed, a recommended list of gear and equipment, how to prepare for rapidly changing weather and trail conditions, and a general timeframe needed to reach each summit.
Over 20 of the best High Sierra alpine climbs ranging in difficulty from 3rd class to 5.11c, most well-protected and 10-15 pitches long.
Author: Chris McNamara
Over 20 of the best High Sierra alpine climbs ranging in difficulty from 3rd class to 5.11c, most well-protected and 10-15 pitches long. Whether you plan to scramble up the 3rd class East Ridge of Mt. Russell, climb the 5.7 East Face of Mt. Whitney, or ascend the epic 18-pitch Sun Ribbon Arete, this guidebook will ensure you spend minimum time getting off-route and maximum time enjoying the climb.
Further reading: Bard, Mt. Whitney: East Face Route; Croft, pp. ... the eaSt FaCe oF MOUNT WHITNEY This has become a “classic” climb and suffers from ...
Author: R. J. Secor
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
This new edition of the only guide to detail all the known routes on 570 peaks in the Sierra is completely reorganized to be even more user friendly and includes more than 100 new routes, route variations and winter ascents.The most popular guidebook to the magnificent Sierra mountains has been expanded and improved. There is 30 percent new content in this edition, including new route descriptions, additional peaks described, more historical information, and GPS-enabled driving directions. The content has also been completely rearranged to keep roads and trails, and passes and peaks together, making the book easier to use. Four of the 30 maps have been revised."The Sierra climbing bible" (The Los Angeles Times)"The best field guide to the region." (Men's Journal)"The guide to the Sierra nevada high country." (Climbing magazine)
Do not attempt to climb Mt. Whitney without a permit , as the rangers will turn you back . The use of " bear canisters " for food storage is required in ...
Author: Charlie Winger
Publisher: Winger & Associates Inc
"Whether you're a first-timer on a drive with all the kids to your state's highest spot or you're a veteran climber seeking the ultimate challenge of Alaska's Mount McKinley -- it's all right here, packed with the information you need!" - From back cover.
What begins as a journey and an education of the great outdoors ends as a journey and an education of the deep indoors and a close look at what makes us up and influences our decisions.
Author: Bruce Eckstrom
What begins as a journey and an education of the great outdoors ends as a journey and an education of the deep indoors and a close look at what makes us up and influences our decisions. When Ed and some friends set off for an overnight backpacking trip near Mt. Whitney they expected that they were in for a great adventure. They found themselves discovering many interesting facts and practical tips about the wilderness, nature and ecology. As they climbed further up the mountain, however, a mystery is revealed to them and they decide to extend the outing to discover the meaning behind the mystery which leads them to learn much more than they could have imagined. Unknown to them, this makeshift group of seven hikers produce a combination of personalities that would unlock the mysteries of the natural universe, provide them with the blueprint for sustained happiness, grant them extra-natural gifts and expose personal shortcomings of human nature which serve to unlock a philosophical tone ripe for introspection, self evaluation and self improvement.
Back in camp we discussed the climbing of Mount Whitney . Jared needed time to let his feet recover , so I would hike the mountain alone .
Author: Stephen Wade Smith
Publisher: Stephen Smith
The story of one man's rediscovery of himself and the building of interpersonal connections with friends and family while hiking in the Sierra Nevada during the summer of 1994.
Climbing the face was relatively easy, because despite moderately steep, ... went with my friends to climb Mt. Russell, the peak just north of Mt. Whitney.
Author: Keith A. Brueckner
Publisher: Archway Publishing
High atop a mountain, Keith Brueckner grappled with fear at the sight of an immense wall of steep ice and snow, a looming overhang, and the descending grey of storm high on a face. Time after time as he bravely faced the unknown and elements beyond his control, Brueckner opted to bury his fears, test his abilities and inner-strength, and join his mountaineering heroes in creating unforgettable adventures. In a narrative released posthumously, Brueckner details over fifty years of climbs in the mountains beginning in 1938 in Switzerland when he first ascended a steep dusty trail up the Rigi and discovered his love for thin air, spectacular views, and physical challenges. In his entertaining anecdotes, Brueckner leads others through his mountaineering adventures that took him from the Matterhorn to Mt. Blanc to the Sierra Madra, Half Dome, Mt. Woodson, and the Tetons. Brueckner not only shares a glimpse into a day in the life of an avid climber, but also describes the technical aspects of mountain climbing, the equipment, and the sometimes unforgivable terrain. Included are his personal ratings that classify climbs according to difficulty. Mountaineering: A Personal History is a nostalgic compilation of stories that chronicle one mans adventures as he scaled peaks in Europe and the United States and nurtured his passion to become one with the gods.
Our food woes culminated on September 4, when we climbed Mt. Whitney—at 14,495 feet elevation, the highest summit in the lower forty-eight.
Author: William W. Dunmire
With a light, often humorous hand, Bill Dunmire traces his fascinating experiences during the outdoor adventures that shaped his life. He began as a serious climber of mountains throughout the world before spending twenty-seven years with the National Park Service as a Park Naturalist in five national parks and a Park Superintendent of two. Those assignments included witnessing spectacular volcanic eruptions and a deadly tsunami at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, watching wolves capture moose at Isle Royale National Park in Michigan, enjoying back-country ski adventures at Yellowstone, and facing down his Department of the Interior bosses at Carlsbad Caverns National park in New Mexico. He followed his NPS career by serving as a field biologist for The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico. Written in lively prose, From Climbing Peaks to Saving our Planet will keep outdoor enthusiasts spellbound. Spectacular color photographs illustrate each chapter, drawing readers into the action as Bill’s stories are brought to life.
Here again, side roads also rise quickly past mountain lodgings to splendid ... In 1871, King tried to climb Mt. Whitney but picked the wrong peak; ...
Author: Kathy Morey
Publisher: Wilderness Press
With this book in hand, hikers can spend their days wandering in wildflower meadows, hiking to cragged peaks, or swimming in cobalt-blue lakes in the Sierra Nevada, and then settle into a deck chair at sunset to enjoy the alpenglow. Hot Showers, Soft Beds, & Dayhikes in the Sierra describes 112 carefully chosen dayhikes in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Desolation, and Emigrant wilderness areas, and more. Many hikes have easy-through-strenuous options, and every hike listed is in close proximity to one or more quality accommodations (over 80 cabins, B&Bs, motels, lodges, guest ranches, and resorts are described).