Mt. Whitney – Winter
At 14,508’, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. During the summer months, the Mountaineer’s Route offers a beautiful trail past pine trees, boulders, granite slabs, high alpine meadows, and lakes. Located on the northeast side of Mt. Whitney, it includes a chute angled at 25-35 degrees that tops out at a notch about 400 feet below the summit, where the angle becomes slightly steeper – 40-45 degrees – the rest of the way to the summit. The terrain is trails and good-quality granite with some 3rd class climbing (requiring the use of hands and feet), but the terrain is not considered technical in nature. The Mountaineer’s Route also sees fewer climbers and more beautiful vistas. Guided by Sierra Mountaineering International.
Key Considerations: high altitude, winter weather conditions, possible travel over some snow and ice, +/- 6000′ elevation
Fundraising Commitment: $3000
Total Spaces on Team: 9