Mount Whitney is the highest point in the Continental United
States. It is located at the boundary between Inyo County, California and Tulare
County, California. The western slope of the mountain lies within Sequoia National
||14,505 feet (4,421 metres)
|| California, USA
|| Sierra Nevada
||36° 34' 42.9? N 118° 17' 31.2? W
Mount Whitney was named after Josiah Whitney, the chief geologist of California.
It was first climbed in 1873 by Charles Begole, A. H. Johnson, and John Lucas
(fishermen who lived in Lone Pine, California.)
Mount Whitney is less than 90 miles from the lowest point of the United States,
in Death Valley, and immediately rises just over 2 miles (~3300 m) in elevation
above the floor of the Owens Valley. The Badwater Ultramarathon is a 135 mile
(215 km) running race from the bottom of Death Valley and ending at an elevation
of 8360 feet (2548 m) at Whitney Portal, the trailhead for Mount Whitney.
It is possible to hike up Mount Whitney from Whitney Portal. The hike is 21.4
miles (34.4 km) round trip and 6100 feet (1900 m) of elevation gain. There are
two places to camp on the trail. Outpost Camp is the lower of the two, while
Trail Camp lies just below a long series of switchbacks up a steep face.
The steep eastern side of the mountain offers a variety of climbing challenges.
The "Mountaineer's Route", a Class 3 gully to the north of the east
face, was first climbed by John Muir.The East Face route, first climbed in 1931,
is a classic easy climbing route of the Sierra; mostly Class 3, with the hardest
parts at only 5.4 (YDS). Other routes range up to 5.10 in difficulty.
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