It took all my energy and will power several year ago to hike Mount Whitney. Hiking at 14,000 ft is no fun and in fact is incredibly hard. So if you want an inspirational story you should read this post from Tom Mangan's Bay Area (California) Hiking Blog. I can't even imagine what it took for Bob Coomber AKA 4WheelBob to take a wheel chair up 14,000 ft plus White Mountain. It is impressive and inspiring. Wow!