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7 Must Do Summits of Washington

So you want to be a Mountaineer. You better consider spending some time in the great state of Washington. Rock, ice, glaciers, volcanos, Washington has a lot to offer when it comes to mountaineering and climbing. We know there are a lot to choose from but here are our 7 favorite summits in Washington. Word to the wise, these are not afternoon hikes. Prepare vigorously for these climbs and be sure to bring all of the gear necessary to safely ascend these mountains.

 


Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier is the highest summit in Washington. As you would expect, it is not easy to reach the top. It requires mountaineering skills and preparation. But totally worth it to stand on top. Learn More

 


Mount Baker

This is a great mountain to start getting into mountaineering on. It is a vivacious and exhilarating climb that will leave you wanting more. Learn More

 

Mount St. Helens

Climbing mountains is cool, but climbing volcanos is even cooler. Be aware that ice axes, crampons, and microspikes are required for a chance at this peak. Grab your crampons and try out this hidden treasure. Learn More

 


Mount Adams

Climbing mountains is cool, but climbing volcanos is even cooler. Be aware that ice axes, crampons, and microspikes are required for a chance at this peak. Grab your crampons and try out this hidden treasure. Learn More

 


Mount Shuksan

As one of Washington’s highest peaks, Mount Shuksan is strikingly beautiful. Mount Shuksan offers 14 different routes varying in difficulty. Pronouncing it is almost as hard as climbing it. Learn More

 


Mount Eldorado

Mount Eldorado provides a unique summit experiences because of its complete alpine surroundings. You may feel that you are in the Himalayas. As with many of the other peaks mentioned, this one should be climbed with prior experience. Learn More

 


Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is uniquely remembered for its difficulty to summit. This is mostly due to the weather patterns in the area, the difficult terrain, and the long approach. If you’re up for a real challenge, try on Mount Olympus. Not everyone gets to mark this one off their list. But it truly is a unique summit in one our great national parks. Learn More