Death Valley to Mount Whitney: Get Low, Get High

A video tribute to my journey, and the friends who accompanied me, last summer to the top of Mount Whitney.  We drove from Las Vegas, passing the lowest part of North America at Badwater (-282 ft), to the Whitney Portal.  Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet, is the highest point in the continental USA.  What a rush.

Featured music: Ballpoint Pens’ “The City” and Brant Bjork’s “Magic vs. Technology;” “Cool Abdul;” “Hinda 65 (Return Flight);” “Indio.”

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2 thoughts on “Death Valley to Mount Whitney: Get Low, Get High

  1. Nice video. I enjoyed the preview for my upcoming trek from Whitney Portal in August. The commentary that went something like:

    “Can you breath”
    “Some”
    “Show off”

    made me laugh.

    • Thanks, Kyle! I hope it’s helpful. To be honest, the only thing that got me up there was incredible stubbornness. If you’ve been preparing and acclimating for altitude, and take it nice and slow, you’ll definitely make it. It’s all a matter of one foot in front of the other. Best of luck! And enjoy it!

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