Mt. Russell (14088 ft) East Ridge, 11.5mi/+6100ft/Cls3.1, if weather permits

California Peaks North
California Peaks North
Public group

Whitney Portal

· Whitney Portal, CA

How to find us

Park near the Whitney Portal gateway.

Location image of event venue

Details

[Read every word, watch for announcement updates, and check back the latest update Thursday evening before the event]

Mt. Russell, 14088ft/4294m, P1096 ft, SPS, 11.5mi/+6100ft/cls3.1/11h
https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=459134

[Video Collection]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28O6wVQ_7Nk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXO09whg90

- Feel free the "Comments" to ask for carpool, later starts, or camp options.
- I may start driving 5:30-7:30pm Friday, PM me if it fits your agenda.
- headlamp, batteries, ski gloves, lip balm.
- (optional) microspikes for some icy sections; helmet; swimming shorts for hot spring bath.
- must have paper map or offline map on phone, GPS tracking strongly recommended.
- able to navigate or keep up the pace, or you will be abandoned.

=== Friday Car Camp: Warren Fork (9000 ft)[masked], [masked]https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Tioga-Peak/forecasts/3513
or (if CA-120 still requires permit)
StMarys/Sonora[masked] [masked]: 180mi/3h17-38
https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-119.647907&lat=38.331043#.XPbP7RZKiUm

=== Saturday 11/7 Warm-up: 6:22am-4:50pm
* Laurel Lake TH[masked], [masked]
Laurel Mountain, 11811+ft/3600+m, P1018ft, 5.1mi*2/+4110ft/9h
https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=699575

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Laurel-Mountain/forecasts/3600

* Saturday Backup, if I climb Laurel before the date.
Red Mountain, p392m, 11467ft/3495m, 12mi/+2900ft/8h
https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=699910

* Rock Tub Hot Spring[masked], [masked]: +12mi/38-39

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-118.81907&lat=37.631125#.XbjpwZJKhhH

Saturday Car Camp: Whitney Portal (8274 ft)

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Lone-Pine-Peak/forecasts/3945

=== Sunday 11/8 Daylight 7:23-5:49 (6:23-4:49)
* Whitney Portal TH[masked], [masked]

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-118.291253&lat=36.564743#.XaYVv1VKiUm
https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Muir/forecasts/4271

=== My climbing resume:
https://www.peakbagger.com/climber/climblistc.aspx?cid=17623