Mt. Whitney Guided Winter Ascent
via the Mountaineer’s Route
4 days / 3 nights / Cost: $995.00
Mt. Whitney offers another exceptional training ground for intermediate to advanced climbers wanting to expand their experience in the winter environment. Climbing the highest peak in the lower 48 states is a exciting challenge during the winter months. Learn and practice the skills needed to climb similar peaks around the world. The conditions during the winter months on Mt. Whitney will give you the experience you needed to join expeditions to the far corners of the globe, as well as to tackle those winter ascents in the lower 48 states. Instruction includes: Rope team travel, snow protection placement, high camp establishment, avalanche hazard evaluation, review of ice ax and crampon skills, and snowshoeing skills. Expand your climbing into the winter season and your climbing experience with a winter attempt of Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer’s route. A ice ax and crampon clinic can be arranged the day prior to the ascent at extra cost for those who lack ice ax and crampon skills.
Departure: Lone Pine, California
Best Airport: Las Vegas, Nevada
Group Size: 6 clients with 2 guides – 1; 3 guide to client ratio
Experience Level: Experienced climbers, snowshoers, skiers, and snowboarders with previous ice ax, crampon, and rope handling skills.