Author : Peter Croft & Wynne Benti Climbing Mt. Whitney is the hiking and climbing guide to the highest peak in the continental US. Peter Croft, winner of the American Alpine Club’s Underhill Award, covers the in’s and out’s of ascending Mt. Whitney like no other. If you are planning a multi day hike to the summit or a technical ascent of the west face this guide delivers. Day hikes are also included as well as info on the USFS regulations and permit information.