Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States or the lower 48 states. The only American mountains higher than Whitney are in Alaska, which has seven higher peaks including Denali. Mount Whitney is the second highest ultra-prominent peak in the lower 48 U.S. states with 10,071 feet of prominence and the 81st most prominent peak in the world.
The Mt Whitney climb is a challenging undertaking but a rewarding experience with a group of like-minded individuals. Mt Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous United States towering 14,505 ft above sea level. Our route offers true acclimating by climbing high and sleeping low to adjust to the altitude. This climb requires physical training and included in your climb is a detailed training program to help you prepare for your journey through the Sierra Nevadas.