Elevation

14,411 ft / 4,392 m

#1 in Washington

#24 in United States

Prominence

13,212 ft / 4,027 m

Summits

239 summits

#1 in Washington

#39 in United States

Top climbing months

July   34%

June   25%

August   16%

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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