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« on: Mar 22 2002, 16:02 »

We were asked the following question at Although it has little relation to the 7 summits, we welcome anu mountaineering question on this general board.

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.

See 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:,1940,64793-136-143,00.html )

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« Reply #1 on: Oct 9 2003, 03:57 »

Have you, individually, climbed Mt. Whitney?
Just a wonder, not to say that you havent climbed 5 of the seven summits if you did not, or not saying that Alaska is not a state, as some would think.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 11 2003, 18:03 »

No, I have not climbed whitney, but would like to when I get the chance, I heard from others it's a nice climb. I did go to death valley though  Cool

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 13 2003, 01:24 »

just wondering cause i climbed it a while back and it has great views and a peaceful climb
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