So the story continues…..This was my second year and first actual with the Whitney goal (last year I had to cancel last minute for work).
This year the story is a bit different. The short version of the story, was I got altitude sickness starting at the Whitney portal at 8,500 ft and lasting until I made it 3 miles up to 10,000ft. I threw up on the Whitney portal trail, right at the gate. I knew this wasn’t going to be good. I am still uncertain why I got sick this early, but I attempted to climb to see if it would pass, but it resulted in a massive vice like headache and included dizziness. I knew at the 10K level it was time to “call it” and live to fight another day. Ed escorted me down, despite my arguments and the rest of our team of 7 proceeded to reach the summit and return in 22 hours. Next year, I am going to take the Medication and take this Mofo!!!
July 12 – Mt. Baldy
3,900 foot ascent
Quad busting mofo!!
2041 elevation gain
Avg moving speed was 2.9 mph, which is good.
926 calories burned
Lots of nasty uphill