The August 30, 2008, Wall Street Journal had an excellent (and lengthy) article on climbing Mount Whitney in its travel section. It focused on those of us who have chosen to do the climb in a day. It talked about getting up well before dawn and then spending upwards of 15 hours on the trail. It was an excellent article even though it didn't mention the Highpointers Club specifically. Our good friend Doug Thompson was quoted, however. Doug said the Whitney is "a poor man's Everest." The artcle also had a small box where they gave some good Doug Thompson advice on climbing Whitney; primarily the usual drink lots of water and force yourself to eat. I highly recommend Doug's book on climbing Mount Whitney -- "Mount Whitney: Mountain Lore from the Whitney Store." The book is a step by step guide on how to do Whitney in a day. But it is a great book for high altitude hiking in general. A friend of mine at work who knows I'm a highpointer brought me the article. I then tried to download it from the Wall Street Journal website but it appears you have to have a subscription to do that. I'm not sure how many highpointers subscribe to the WSJ. We have spent all of our money traveling to high points rather than investing it. But it is a good article highlighting what we love to do.