Summitting Mt. Rainier
The summit of Mt. Rainier is located at 14,441 ft above sea level in the state of Washington. It’s one of the classic glacier mountaineering peaks in the lower 48. Given its elevation and climate, the route to the peak involves technical sections of traversing across glaciers year-round and potentially navigating around crevasses and crossing snowbridges. Although the elevation is not too different from other peaks in the country, the large vertical elevation gain from the trailhead (9000 ft), along with the technical nature of the route makes it a challenging climb.