The Comprehensive resource you need to prepare for a trip up Mt. Whitney. 

Have you felt the call of the mountains but something has held you back? Maybe it’s a little extra weight, needing to upgrade your 1980s hiking gear, or worrying that you just don’t know what ‘climbing mountains’ even entails. Don’t worry – I was once there too, and believe me, there was SO much I didn’t know, including stuff I didn’t even realize I didn’t know!


Thankfully I became obsessed and spent the better part of 2 decades honing my backcountry skills, equipment, nutrition, and training. Now I’m taking all those hard-earned gems of wisdom and making them available for you all in one place.


This course will save time, energy, and money; not to mention guaranteeing a better trip up Mt. Whitney.

How to Climb Mt. Whitney

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What this course offers you:

Available for you to review and use at your own pace. Each module includes reference handouts and videos. 

Trip Overview 

How to get permits.  Which routes to chose from, including trip lengths and difficulties.  Expect to leave this module feeling like an expert on how to coordinate a trip up Mt. Whitney. You will be the official resource for all your friends.


The most common reason people I guide don’t summit is that they under estimate how strong they need to be.  Get a simple and effective training program.   Don’t worry, you can still maintain a job and get in the best shape of your life 🙂


Let’s get you moving on steep mountain trails like a boss! Good technique makes you faster, conserves energy, and makes the trip more enjoyable. I’ll show how to move like the professionals.


Make packing and gear choices fast and easy. This includes a detailed packing list, guidelines for creating a first aid kit that is light but comprehensive, and other gear tips. The best part is that being prepared doesn’t have to weigh a ton.

Risk Management

Approach risk management and danger methodically.  Feel confident and safer in the mountains. Avoid unnecessary dangers and mitigate and manage your risk. This includes information on mindset, altitude illness, navigation, weather challenges, and a safety plan for your trip.

Post Summit

This module is designed to help you make the most of your experience and the lessons learned. The goal is to get you feeling prepared to take on more mountains.


This course is a truly comprehensive guide to get you from dreaming of mountains to standing on top of them. This is your year – get after it. The mountains are calling! 

Not sure what sort of preparation a trip to Mt. Whitney takes?

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All smiles after blasting the East Buttress of Mt. Whitney – a rock climbing route to the summit.

How to Climb Mt. Whitney

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