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Today's Blog Post: Who Was First to the Top of Mount Whitney?

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  • Ray Rippel
    Good morning, everyone, Today s blog post describes the first recorded ascent of Mount Whitney. Actually, it describes three! Only one turned out the be the
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 2, 2013
      Good morning, everyone,

      Today's blog post describes the first recorded ascent of Mount Whitney. Actually, it describes three! Only one turned out the be the actual first recorded.


      Good hiking, Ray

      Ray Rippel
      Author, Planning Your Thru-Hike of the John Muir Trail

    • kent.mclemore
      Thanks for the link. Incredibly, two years later, in 1873, John Muir got the first ascent of Whitney s Mountaineer s Route, solo. An excerpt from Francis P.
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 2, 2013
        Thanks for the link.
        Incredibly, two years later, in 1873, John Muir got the first ascent of Whitney's Mountaineer's Route, solo.
        An excerpt from Francis P. Farquhar's "History of the Sierra Nevada" on Whitney's early climbing history:
        http://pweb.jps.net/~prichins/mt-whit.htm


        --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Ray Rippel <ray.rippel@...> wrote:
        >
        > Good morning, everyone,
        >
        > Today's blog post describes the first recorded ascent of Mount Whitney.
        > Actually, it describes three! Only one turned out the be the actual first
        > recorded.
        >
        > Check it out at: http://jmtbook.com/first-to-the-summit-of-mount-whitney/
        >
        > Good hiking, Ray
        >
        > Ray Rippel
        > Author, *Planning Your Thru-Hike of the John Muir Trail*
        > http://jmtbook.com/
        > Follow me at: www.twitter.com/JMTBook
        >
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