Mt. Whitney’s East Face

Mt. Whitney’s East Face

When I close my eyes I see granite. Gray-white blocks angle sharply beneath my feet, plunging downward past my rubber-tipped toes. I press my back against a wall of rock as if I could somehow dissolve myself into the mountain. Everything feels like it's moving—the rock, the ground, the air—all conspiring together, pushing me toward that void (more...)

— August 27, 2009

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Sierra Journal August 28, 2009 at 9:49 am

Best. Trip Report. Ever. :)

Puka Lewicky August 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Dear Andy, I will read this again once my heart stops pounding. The awesome portraits capturing nature are an inspiration to keep my love of nature going as long as possible. Your written acount is remarkable and poetic and made me feel almost as if I was there with you my son. Love Mom

jeff steele August 30, 2009 at 9:25 am

Great trip report Andy. Congrats!

Randolph Ortlieb October 14, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Very inspiring - and the video is riveting. Great job!

JP January 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

What a great trip report! I found this article while researching SMI-- I recently signed up to do a basic winter skills class with them. Thanks for the great report and info :)

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