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Landis Bennett

Autumnal Vines

Kat Bennett

Best Effort

Mount Whitney, California, USA

July 30, 2005 3:30pm (15:00PDT)

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© 2005 Kat Bennett, All Rights Reserved.

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On July 30th I went hiking with twelve other people to the summit of Mount Whitney. I had been training with Landis since January to hike to an elevation of 14,497 feet from a starting point just below 8,000 feet.

In the interim months Landis and I started hiking every weekend six miles or more and running on a treadmill as often as possible. Landis is a great runner, I however needed help, he trained me to run a mile in ten minutes. It really helped for endurance on long upward trails.

The trail to the top of Mount Whitney from Whitney Portal is eleven miles one way and fairly well travelled. You need a permit from the forest service to hike it. You also need, or should, carry with you a water filtering device to keep hydrated.

A month before the Big Hike, Landis and I went to Round Top in the northern Sierra with a friend. It was a test hike at altitude, 10,580 feet, to help us get ready. It was on that hike that Landis made me promise that I would take the camera and make it to the top of Whitney come what may.

I submit this pano of the top of Mount Whitney as my personal best effort. For a better part of a year it was a goal that brought out the best in me. I went outside every weekend, I went to the gym three or four times a week and I accomplished something I never really thought possible for me.
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Location

USA-Canada / USA-California

Lat: 36° 34' 42.9" N
Long: 118° 17' 32.2" W

Elevation: 14,497ft

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Nikon D100, 10.5 Nikor fisheye, Paws monopod
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