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Dec 17, 2012
I am planning on soloeing the mountaineers route, but I am open to ideas if I can get a partner. Maybe the N.E ridge of Russel or L.P.P. I would like to start on the 26th and get home on the 1st. I live in south OC,we could car pool or meet there. Get back to me if this sounds interesting.
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Dan Richards
From Foothill Ranch CA
Joined Mar 6, 2011
5 points
Dec 17, 2012
Be cognizant of snow storms if you're going in late Dec. I did Whitney 3 years ago also around Christmas time, and it was really really cold with wind and snow storm. Make sure you have a really good 4 season tent. You will likely be the only person there if you are planning to be at trail camp (last campsite before summitting whitney. I don't recommend going there solo, if you are then all the kudos to you! Yen
Joined Aug 12, 2011
20 points
Dec 18, 2012
Thanks for the info Yen! But I am planning on taking the mountaineers route if no one joins me. And I'm definetly equiped for the winter. Anyone care to join me? Dan Richards
From Foothill Ranch CA
Joined Mar 6, 2011
5 points
Dec 19, 2012
robbing banks
Are you set on those dates? I'd be down to go but I probably couldn't leave til the 29th (maybe earlier). I did the mountaineers route last january - lot of fun.

I'd be keen on going for whitney and russell. LPP sounds fun too.
flykatcher
Joined Jun 5, 2012
72 points
Dec 20, 2012
Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, yesterday was crazy. I have to be back to work on Jan 2nd. I can start later than the 26th, but that wouldn't leave much time. I'm open to other climbs, maybe something with a shorter approach.Maybe LPP? If we did start on the 26th would could link up Whitney and Russel. But I would be happy just to get out. I see we live in the same area, I'm in foothill ranch. I'm going on a worm up climb this weekend. Baldy from the north starting in Wrightwood getting 4 peaks, Wright mt. Pine, Dawson, then Baldy. It's a great hike, hit me up if your interested in either.
Dan
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Dan Richards
From Foothill Ranch CA
Joined Mar 6, 2011
5 points
Dec 27, 2012
sonar
Not sure how much snow fell down around the Whitney area but in the northern section of the Sierra's the avalanche danger on all aspects from below treeline to higher elevations is up there. Many feet of fresh unconsolidated snow sitting on a destabilizing layer with major wind slabs galor. It's dangerous out there right now. Be safe :) Rude Boy
From San Francisco, CA
Joined Apr 29, 2012
592 points
Dec 28, 2012
Some Random Guy wrote:
destabilizing layer

Now there's some mountaineer avalanche lingo!
chosspector
From San Juans, CO
Joined Oct 19, 2008
1,300 points
Dec 28, 2012
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i'll be in whitney from the 30th to 31st. party of 2 mountaineer's route. camping on the 30th night. Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
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