Climb Mt. Whitney in the summer via the Mountaineer’s Route, 3 days

The expert guides from SWS Mountain Guides will lead you on this truly epic and awesome 3-day climb of Mount Whitney in the summer via the Mountaineer’s Route, a popular and classic trail that takes you through some of the most unique landscape and terrain in California.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Sierra Nevada (California)

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Scale the summit of Mt. Whitney - the highest mountain in the lower 48 states!

  • Indulge in rock scrambling, cross-country hiking and roped climbing

  • Learn some of the best mountaineering skills and techniques

  • Admire the breathtaking and gorgeous Sierra Nevada around us


Join me on this magnificent climb of Mt. Whitney in California, the highest mountain in the lower 48 states of the USA, as we traipse and travail round the popular Mountaineer’s Route over the course of 3 days, taking in the sublime alpine scenery of the area and learning more about different climbing skills and techniques.

Mount Whitney (4421m) is the highest mountain in the lower 48 states of the USA, and the highest in the world famous Sierra Nevada mountain range. It contains mostly rocky terrain, with little vegetation able to grow, and is an immensely popular and well-known locale to indulge in mountain climbing.

Our adventure begins when we meet in the nearby town of Lone Pine, and from there we hit the Mountaineer’s Route as soon as possible.

Over the course of the 3 days we will be undertaking many varied, interesting and fun activities, including rock scrambling, cross-country hiking and roped climbing, and as mentioned, we will constantly be teaching you about the safest techniques needed to navigate the ascent.

Our high camp base will be established at the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek, and it is from there that we will attack the summit.

Once we reach the summit, we will be exposed to some of the most incredible and gorgeous views in the country, with the East Face and East Buttress standing in all their glory in front of us, and the vast epic valleys of the Californian countryside below.

We finish our journey by heading back down to Lone Pine, positively thrilled, tired and content at the excellent 3 days we have just spent together.

Book now to experience some of the best mountain climbing in the USA!

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Price per person

Group of 1
925 USD

Group of 2
925 USD

Group of 3
925 USD

Group of 4
8925 USD

Group of 5
925 USD

Group of 6
925 USD

Group of 7
925 USD

Group of 8
925 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 Price is per person.


  • Day 1 to 3Meet, Climb, Finish

    Meet in Lone Pine, California, hike for 3 days to the summit, descend back down to Lone Pine, finish.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Lone Pine, California


Tent accommodation every night.


About the Guide


Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.



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