MOUNT WHITNEY TREK
Sequoia National Park - 5 1/2 days
California Alpine Guides
a division of International Alpine Guides.
MOUNT WHITNEY TREK OVERVIEW
Climb Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states, via the more scenic and less crowded route. We take a leasurely five days to hike to the top of Whitney via the spectacular Cottonwood Pass route, passing through the Golden Trout Wilderness and entering deep into Sequoia National Park.
Along the way we avoid the normal Mount Whitney crowds while enjoying high mountain lakes and streams, idyllic campsites and beautiful alpine meadows. We pass through the starkly beautiful Siberian Outpost, on to lower Rock Creek and eventually arrive at Crabtree Meadow area where we make a basecamp for our summit of Mount Whitney.
A great way to see remote parts of Sequoia National Park and climb to the top of the highest peak in the continental United States. Come climb Mt Whitney in style with us this summer.
Food, Equipment & Lodging
We provide breakfast lunch, dinner and snacks prepared by your guide and backcountry chef from the time we meet till we part ways. We like to call our food "backcountry gourmet" which includes vegetables as well as freshly baked goods.
To make your trip easier for you we provide most of the gear you will need at no extra cost. We provide high quality backpacks, sleeping bags and pad, trekking poles, headlamp and eating utensils if needed. We also provide tents, all group cooking gear, first aid kit and water purification for the group. Being a backpacking trip, everyone is responsible for carrying their own gear as well as their share of any group gear. Our guides carry emergency two-way satellite communications devices at all times.
MOUNT WHITNEY HIKE SKILL & EXPERIENCE LEVEL
Very good physical conditioning is required. Previous hiking experience is required.
June 29 - July 4
Custom dates available July though September
- Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner prepared by your guide while in the field
- Professional local mountain guides certified in emergency wilderness medicine, food handling & Leave No Trace Principles & trained in local natural history.
- Backpacks, sleeping bag and pad, trekking poles and eating utensils if needed
- Tents, all group camping gear and permits