We were asked the following question at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Although it has little relation to the 7 summits, we welcome anu mountaineering question on this general
Katie Heinemann asked:
What is the highest mountain in the Continental united States?
As North America's summit is not part of the continental US or "lower 48" the highest point would be Mt Whitney in California with 14494 feet the highest point of the Sierra range.
for a full list of all US mountains above 14k feet.
Nice to know fact:
Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the continental United States, and Zabriskie Point (in Death Valley), the lowest point in the United States, are less than eighty miles apart. (from: http://travel.nzoom.com/travel_detail/0,1940,64793-136-143,00.html
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The 7summits.com team