Each year SMI founder Kurt Wedberg gives a series of informational clinics about climbing Mt. Whitney hosted by Adventure 16 stores in Southern California. Mt. Whitney continues to be one of the most popular mountains in the United States for people to climb. These clinics are always well attended. Over the course of 5 days Kurt spoke to several hundred aspiring Mt. Whitney climbers. Some are looking to climb this beautiful mountain for the first time and others return year after year to add another great life experience to their memory box. These clinics are always fun for attendees who have the opportunity to pick the brain of the foremost guide on Mt. Whitney who has climbed this mountain 100+ times by 5+ different routes. Kurt’s presentations include a slideshow details equipment, planning and preparation, instructions on the annual lottery process and how to apply for wilderness permits, tips on training, and a question and answer session.