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There are so many possibilities in the US when it comes to mountain climbing. The Cascade Range to the west provides many peaks including Mount Hood and Mount Ranier. Then there’s the Sierra Nevada range and the Rocky Mountains- and that’s just to name a few. These mountains are often set within stunning national parks and are filled with well-maintained trails for climbers.
Mount Shasta, in the Cascades, is a great climb. It sits at 4,321 meters and is one of the largest stratovolcanoes in the world. Neighbouring Mount Hood at 3,429 meters is also a good option and is not too difficult to climb. Mount Ranier is the tallest mountain in the Cascade range and not an easy climb. It’s worth it for the 360-degree views of the Cascades though. On the other side of the country, you’ll find Mount Washington, a challenging climb with challenging weather conditions. And if you’re really after a challenge, there’s Mount Denali in Alaska, the tallest mountain in North America and the third most prominent in the world.
The climate in the US varies by region. The northeast has cold winters and mild summers. The west has wet, cool winters and dry cool summers. The south, particularly southeast almost has a tropical climate.
The United States has many international airports. To access the west LAX is a good option, for the west any of New York City's airports will work. From there you can take a car, bus or transfer to your final destination or take an internal flight.
The Northern hemisphere spring and summer months are the best times to visit. However, if you're looking for a winter climb then you should chose the winter months.
Situated in the northern reaches of Washington State, in the heart of the Cascade Range, climbing Mount Baker has long been an objective for mountaineering enthusiasts. Rising to 3,286 meters (10,781…
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