Climbing Mt. Whitney


Climbing Mt. Whitney


Peter Croft
Foreword by Glen Dawson
Essay “Up the East Face” by Norman Clyde
Contributors: Wynne Benti, Walt Wheelock, Tom Condon
132 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
ISBN 1-893343-14-6

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Climbing Mt. Whitney is the classic guide to the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.  People travel from all over the world to stand on the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,500’), 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; dayhiking the main Whitney Trail; the North Fork approach; Whitney from other passes; cross-country routes; and challenging technical routes for advanced climbers.

In 2012, at the age of 100, Glen Dawson was the oldest surviving member of the climbing party that made the first ascent on Mt. Whitney's East Face in 1931. Norman Clyde lived in the Eastern Sierra and made many first ascents in the Sierra Nevada and other ranges. Walt Wheelock was one of the original authors when the book was introduced back in the 1960s under the Las Siesta Press banner. 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 the best Whitney trail guide of all time. Approved by the USFS.