Youngest on Mt Whitney "False"

Youngest on Mt Whitney "False"

Joined: October 18th, 2011, 1:05 pm

October 18th, 2011, 1:08 pm #1

1972 I at the age of 6 made it to the top with my own pack and under my own power, Though the 7 yr old is to be congradulated because it is tough.
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October 18th, 2011, 9:16 pm #2

Cool - that's impressive.

I would encourage you to post your D.O.B., and the date of your climb, and claculate your Years & Days at that time, for posterity's sake. If someone wants to claim a lesser age, at least you have given them something to shoot for. I believe it will be Google-able after a while.

I wish my parents had me climbing when I was 6....


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October 21st, 2011, 1:59 pm #3

DOB 10-14-1965, climbed memorial weekend 1972
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October 21st, 2011, 2:05 pm #4

Cool - that's impressive.

I would encourage you to post your D.O.B., and the date of your climb, and claculate your Years & Days at that time, for posterity's sake. If someone wants to claim a lesser age, at least you have given them something to shoot for. I believe it will be Google-able after a while.

I wish my parents had me climbing when I was 6....


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we packed once a month may- oct/sept from 1971- 1978 all in the Serria Nevadas. Never repeating any trail, we planed the John Muir trail but nevre did the whole thing just parts
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October 21st, 2011, 2:21 pm #5

DOB 10-14-1965, climbed memorial weekend 1972
Packed to base camp sat 27 1972, sunday 28th left in morning up switchback trail to summit returned in afternoon to base camp, 29th packed back down to trail head. Signed log book at summit in the hut and at the trail head, dad John w. Benning Jr, mom Bonnie J. Benning, sister Pamela A Benning, self Erich J Benning.
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November 13th, 2011, 4:07 pm #6

1972 I at the age of 6 made it to the top with my own pack and under my own power, Though the 7 yr old is to be congradulated because it is tough.
Apparently not only does Erich have an ego complex, he cant read. According to the information reported about the boy Tyler Armstrong, he climbed the entire Mt. Whitney in 1 day. Erich, according to your own statements, you climbed to base camp on one day, and then summited the next day:

"Packed to base camp sat 27 1972, sunday 28th left in morning up switchback trail to summit returned in afternoon to base camp, 29th packed back down to trail head. Signed log book at summit in the hut and at the trail head, dad John w. Benning Jr, mom Bonnie J. Benning, sister Pamela A Benning, self Erich J Benning."

Why dont you find something more important to complain about in your obviously miserable life.
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November 30th, 2011, 6:08 pm #7

Obviously Joe is the JERK here, if he did his research Tyler did EXACTLY THE SAME AS I, He packed from "Base camp to summit" NOT PORTALS to summit. GET A LIFE... Im not the youngest either...
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November 30th, 2011, 6:16 pm #8

His father, Kevin, said Tyler showed great stamina on the 11-mile ascent along the Whitney Trail. They started out from base camp, about 8,500 feet up, at exactly 2:05 a.m. Tuesday. On the way up, the pair passed six other groups.
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November 30th, 2011, 6:18 pm #9

That Quote is from the "Orange County Register"
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November 30th, 2011, 7:29 pm #10

His father, Kevin, said Tyler showed great stamina on the 11-mile ascent along the Whitney Trail. They started out from base camp, about 8,500 feet up, at exactly 2:05 a.m. Tuesday. On the way up, the pair passed six other groups.
I don't have a dog in this fight, but Whitney Portal sits at approximately 8,360 feet so if 8,500 feet was the starting elevation, it sounds like a dayhike to me. I stayed at Outpost Camp when I hiked Whitney ... which is like 2.5 miles from the Portal at 10K-plus feet. The higher Trail Camp is around 12K.


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