Here we are with my friends Steve and Stephanie - just waking up and enjoying a quick breakfast at Trail Camp (which is about 12,000') before ascending Mt. Whitney. It's not a technical climb, but it still sucks the wind out of you! We summitted about Noon, and were back down the mountain to Whitney Portal campground by dinner time. That highest peak in the background is the summit.
Three of my buddies and I had camped out at around 13,000 feet, 1,500 feet below the summit of Mt. Whitney. We witnessed a beautiful sunrise, and then proceeded to haul our bodies up to the summit. It was spectacular.