Elevation

14,411 ft / 4,392 m

Prominence

13,212 ft / 4,027 m

Range

Cascade

Summits

216 summits

Top climbing months

July   36%

June   23%

August   15%

Most climbed route

Disappointment Cleaver

Class 3 • 8,967 ft / 2,733 m gain
Highlights
  • Most prominent mountain in the contiguous US (prominence is greater than K2!) and the 21st most prominent mountain in the world
  • Huge, active stratovolcano with 2 craters on top, last eruption 1894
  • 26 major glaciers, it’s the most heavily glaciated peak in lower 48 states
  • Centerpiece of Mount Rainier National Park, only 54 miles from Seattle
  • Thousands attempt to summit each year, but only about half of attempts succeed mostly due to weather or conditioning
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