Mount Rainier – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

Mount Rainier from Barrier Peak photo

Mount Rainier

Photo credit: Peter Vizy

Mount Rainier photo

Mount Rainier

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Anthony Vito Fiore - Rescue - Mount Rainier photo

Mount Rainier

Photo credit: Anthony Vito Fiore

Mt. Rainier, WA, Mount Rainier photo

Mount Rainier

Photo credit: Peter Vizy

  • Elevation: 4392 m
  • Difficulty: Basic Snow and Ice Climb
  • Best months to climb: May, June, July, August
  • Convenient center: Paradise (south) or Sunrise (northeast)

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10 other mountain peaks closest to Mount Rainier:

1. Little Tahoma (3395 m) 4.2 km
2. Goat Island Mountain (2221 m) 7.5 km
3. Skyscraper Mountain (2157 m) 7.8 km
4. Sluiskin Mountain (2142 m) 8.6 km
5. Cowlitz Chimneys (2318 m) 11.6 km
6. Lane Peak (1832 m) 12.5 km
7. Pinnacle Peak (2000 m) 12.6 km
8. Plummer Peak (1942 m) 13.1 km
9. Tolmie Peak (1810 m) 13.3 km
10. Wahpenayo Peak (1899 m) 13.7 km


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