Storming Castles [part 2 - the sequel]

This is part 2.  Check out part 1. See Rock and Ice Issue 195 for the full feature on Sierra adventures.   It seems that for every backcountry objective ticked off in the Sierra, a dozen more pop up.  The entire range is filled with unimaginable amounts of fresh granite beckoning the adventurous climber.  The …


Storming Castles

Two days into a supposed one day approach, near the summit of Mt. Whitney, things were getting grim.  It wasn’t really one thing that was causing discomfort, but more of a combination of many minor and not so minor issues.  The 70 pound packs didn’t help.  Nor did the 12 mile approach up and over …