Attempt on Mount Whitney

I had been to the USA with Erik Storm one time before, and that was in 2006 when we visited Colorado and among other trips had climbed Pikes Peak. At that time it was the first time that Erik had been in the USA, but presumably he had enjoyed it, so here in 2009 we returned to the USA together. This time California was our aim for this travel, and also this time we wanted to climb a mountain. In California we had planned to make an attempt on Mount Whitney, it being the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States.