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Alaska Moutain Guides

Alaska's Mountain Trip - Guides to Mt. McKinley (Denali) Climb with the guides who know Alaska's mountains best! Mountain Trip Guides to Alaska's mountains.
 

Alaska Mountaineering School (AMS) - Trained Denali climbing guides, mountaineering seminars, climbing support and backpaking and hiking expeditions near Mt. McKinley.

Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. - Climbing Mount McKinley Expeditions - is the leading guide service in Mount Rainier National Park. We offer programs for climbing and hiking Mount Rainier and Mount McKinley/Denali.
 

Information

Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide to Mount McKinley Amazon.com: Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide to Mount McKinley's Classic Route: Books by Colby Coombs,Bradford Washburn

 

Discovering Denali: A Complete Reference Guide to Denali National Park and Mount McKinley,


California Mountain Guides 
Sierra Mountaineering International was founded by Kurt Wedberg in the fall of 1995 after he had been guiding professionally for ten years. SMI is currently positioned to guide climbs throughout the Sierra, Joshua Tree, and expeditions to all seven continents in the world. Climbs in Mount Whitney, Mount. Tyndall, Mount Humphries, and Palisade Peak.

Shasta Mountain Guides
offer guided climbs of Mt. Shasta, from the traditional John Muir route to the glaciers of the north side, Casaval Ridge, Hidden Valley and The West Face. Mountaineering instruction, glacier climbing seminars and expedition workshops are also offered by Shasta Mountain Guides. We provide tents, cooking gear, first day fresh lunch and all main meals, all passes and permits and necessary community gear.
 

California Alpine Guides - California Alpine guides offers ice climbing, mountain climbing, rock climbing and skiing in the sierra nevada mountains of California. From the glaciers of Mount Shasta to the desert of Joshua Tree, from Lover's Leap to the High Sierra, we are your source for mountain climbing adventure in the golden state.


Information
Climbing California's Fourteeners: The Route Guide to the Fifteen Highest Peaks - Contains detailed written & photographic information on the easiest routes up each of the 14,000 foot peaks in California. Included are maps & mileage charts to each peak, up-to-date information on wilderness permits and safety guidelines.

Mt. Shasta Climber's Guide - Standing at 14,162 feet, on the summit of Mount Shasta can be one of the most rewarding experience of your life. Avalanche Gulch route is one of the most popular and climbed routes in the United States with an estimated 15,000 climbers that attempt the summit annually. With 17 established routes, each with variations, there is climbing available for beginners as well as advanced mountaineers.

Climbing Mt. Shasta - is the only written resource you'll need to help you prepare for a 14,162 ft. ascent on the second highest volcano in the United States! Climbing Mount. Shasta was written and designed specifically for those of you who are motivated to climb Mt. Shasta for the first time.

Colorado Mountain Guides
The Bob Culp Climbing School And Guide Service - Bob Culp established the climbing school in 1969. It is one of the oldest continuously operated climbing schools and guide services in the US and has a perfect safety record. All lessons and courses are taught in carefully controlled conditions, which allow students to learn the sport and develop their skills safely. Offers a climbing guide service for climbs in areas near Boulder such as The Flatirons, Eldorado Canyon, and Boulder Canyon.

The Colorado Mountain School - At the Colorado Mountain School, we are the descendants of a guiding tradition that began in 1879, when the first local guides began leading climbers to the summit of Longs Peak. Today, we are Rocky Mountain National Park's exclusive climbing concessionaire and the largest climbing guide service in Colorado. We are American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) ACCREDITED and many of our guides are AMGA certified. No U.S. guide service has made a greater commitment to professional training at international standards. But in addition to technical ability, Colorado Mountain School guides are chosen equally for their love of teaching and for their considerable inter-personal skills.

Information
14erWorld - A Colorado Mountaineering Community - Weekday magazine on Colorado fourteeners and other Colorado mountains. Please check out today's Pictures-of-the-Day. The identity of the photographers who submitted these shots will be revealed after we vote for Picture-of-the-Week.


Washington
 Mountain Guides 
Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. - RMI is the leading guide service in Mount Rainier National Park. They offer programs for climbing and hiking Mount Rainier.    


Climbing Forurms

RockClimbing.com -
Rock Climbing .com scours the net and sqeezes our informants to find all the latest climbing news, new routes, hard sends, industry notices; it's all here! If you have news about something in your area then send it on over to news@rockclimbing.com or discuss it on our forums.

Climbing - Forum from Climbing Magazine.
Climbing Magazine’s mission is to inspire people to climb, to seek new challenges, and to learn about the great diversity of our sport.

Trailspace.com -
Looking for advice on climbing routes or gear? Want to discuss your climbing experiences? Need a partner or mentor? This is the place for you. Trailspace's Climbing Forum is a moderated forum dedicated to rock and ice climbing and general alpine mountaineering.
 

The Mountaineers is where you can exchange climbing information, buy or sell climbing gear, find climbing partners and more. Tacoma Climbing Forum.
 

Crag X is dedicated to crag development in Australia as well as providing rock climbing web services for the rock climbing community. Rock climbing around New South Wales. Swaps stories, ask questions, find climbing partners and more.





    Do you want to climb the tallest mountains in the
                United States? Well, here they are!
 

Peak

Rank

State

Height

Range

Mount McKinley(Denali)

1

Alaska

20,320 

Alaska

Mount Saint Elias

2

Alaska

18,008

Saint Elias

Mount Foraker

3

Alaska

17,400

Alaska

Mount Bona

4

Alaska

16,500

Wrangell

Mount Blackburn

5

Alaska

16,390

Wrangell

Mount Sanford

6

Alaska

16,237

Wrangell

Mount Vancouver

7

Alaska

15,700

Saint Elias

Mount Churchill

8

Alaska

15,638

Saint Elias

Mount Fairweather

9

Alaska

15,300

Saint Elias

Mount Hubbard

10

Alaska

14,950

Saint Elias

Mount Bear

11

Alaska

14,831

Saint Elias

Mount Hunter

12

Alaska

14,573

Alaska

Browne Tower

13

Alaska

14,530

Alaska

Mount Whitney

14

California

14,494

Sierra

University Peak

15

Alaska

14,470

Saint Elias

Aello Peak

16

Alaska

14,445

Saint Elias

Mount Elbert

17

Colorado

14,433

Sawatch

Mount Massive

18

Colorado

14,421

Sawatch

Mount Harvard

19

Colorado

14,420

Sawatch

Mount Rainier

20

Washington

14,410

Cascade

Mount Williamson

21

California

14,375

Sierra

Blanca Peak

22

Colorado

14,345

Sangre de Cristo

La Plata Peak

23

Colorado

14,336

Sawatch

Uncompahgre Peak

24

Colorado

14,309

San Juan

Crestone Peak

25

Colorado

14,294

Sangre de Cristo

Mount Lincoln

26

Colorado

14,286

Mosquito

Grays Peak

27

Colorado

14,270

Front

Mount Antero

28

Colorado

14,269

Sawatch

Torreys Peak

29

Colorado

14,267

Front

Castle Peak

30

Colorado

14,265

Elk

Quandary Peak

31

Colorado

14,265

Mosquito

Mount Evans

32

Colorado

14,264

Front

Longs Peak

33

Colorado

14,255

Front

Mount Wilson

34

Colorado

14,246

San Juan

White Mountain Peak

35

California

14,246

White Mtn

North Palisade

36

California

14,242

Sierra

Shavano Peak

37

Colorado

14,229

Sawatch

Crestone Needle

38

Colorado

14,197

Sangre de Cristo

Mount Belford

30

Colorado

14,197

Sawatch

Mount Princeton

40

Colorado

14,197

Sawatch

Mount Yale

41

Colorado

14,196

Sawatch

Mount Bross

42

Colorado

14,172

Mosquito

Kit Carson Mountain

43

Colorado

14,165

Sangre de Cristo

Mount Wrangell

44

Alaska

14,163

Wrangell

Mount Shasta

45

California

14,162

Cascade

Mount Sill

46

California

14,162

Sierra

El Diente Peak

47

Colorado

14,159

San Juan

Maroon Peak

48

Colorado

14,156

Elk

Tabeguache Peak

49

Colorado

14,155

Sawatch

Mount Oxford

50

Colorado

14,153

Sawatch

Mount Sneffels

51

Colorado

14,150

San Juan

Mount Democrat

52

Colorado

14,148

Mosquito

Capitol Peak

53

Colorado

14,130

Elk

Pikes Peak

54

Colorado

14,110

Front

Snowmass Mountain

55

Colorado

14,092

Elk

Windom Peak

56

Colorado

14,087

San Juan

Mount Russell

57

California

14,086

Sierra

Mount Eolus

58

Colorado

14,084

San Juan

Starlight Peak

59

California

14,080

Sierra

Mount Columbia

60

Colorado

14,073

Sawatch

Mount Augusta

61

Alaska

14,070

Saint Elias

Missouri Mountain

62

Colorado

14,067

Sawatch

Humboldt Peak

63

Colorado

14,064

Sangre de Cristo

Mount Bierstadt

64

Colorado

14,060

Front

Sunlight Peak

65

Colorado

14,059

San Juan

Split Mountain

66

California

14,058

Sierra

Handies Peak

67

Colorado

14,048

San Juan

Culebra Peak

68

Colorado

14,047

Culebra

Ellingwood Point

69

Colorado

14,042

Sangre de Cristo

Mount Lindsey

70

Colorado

14,042

Sangre de Cristo

Middle Palisade

71

California

14,040

Sierra

Little Bear Peak

72

Colorado

14,037

Sangre de Cristo

Mount Sherman

73

Colorado

14,036

Mosquito

Redcloud Peak

74

Colorado

14,034

San Juan

Mount Langley

75

California

14,028

Sierra

Pyramid Peak

76

Colorado

14,018

Elk

Mount Tyndall

77

California

14,018

Sierra

Wilson Peak

78

Colorado

14,017

San Juan

Wetterhorn Peak

79

Colorado

14,015

San Juan

Mount Muir

80

California

14,015

Sierra

North Maroon Peak

81

Colorado

14,014

Elk

San Luis Peak

82

Colorado

14,014

San Juan

Huron Peak

83

Colorado

14,005

Sawatch

Mount of the  Holy Cross

84

Colorado

14,005

Sawatch

Sunshine Peak

85

Colorado

14,001

San Juan

Polemonium Peak

86

California

14,000

Sierra

Thunderbolt Peak

87

California

14,000

Sierra

 

Climbing, Backpacking and Hiking Information for serious climbers.
 

Summitpost.org  - Here you'll find climbing info on a growing selection of mountains. This site is built by its members, so if you see a part of the site that could benefit from your knowledge, or if you have a photo to upload, you're welcome to contribute.

CascadeClimbers.com - Welcome to the cascadeclimbers. be sure to check out the recent trip reports and read up on the latest access news here as well. The ever popular message board can be found here.


Mountainzone.com
This site offers guides on specific climbs as well as articles, interviews and auctions for climbing gear.

GORP
The Great Outdoor Recreation Pages is loaded with climbing information for the enthusiasts, including a climbing forum, trips, gear, clubs and links to local climbing guides.

American Mountains Guides Association
This non-profit group has put together a useful site that helps climbers with support and education.

ClimbingCentral.com
Dedicated to rock and ice climbing in the Midwest.

The Online Climbing Guide
Useful guide to global climbing locations.

GreatOutdoors.com
This site has helpful information on trips, climbing tips and gear.

Rock & Ice
Very cool site for the climbing enthusiast.

RockClimbing.com
Tons of forums relating to climbing.

Omega Pacific
Top quality climbing gear with a huge selection.

REI.com
Awesome site for climbing gear.

Climbing Magazines

Climbing Magazine
Contains information about climbing destinations, equipment, training and techniques, as well as first-hand accounts, profiles, and photos.

Alpinist Magazine -- The Climbing Life
"The best climbing magazine in the world today." –Reinhold Messner, Italian Climbing Legend

Rock & Ice - The Rock Climber's Magazine offering the latest climbing news, profiles of climbers, critical gear reviews, mini-guides to newly-discovered crags, expert performance tips and climbing photography.
 

Wild and Rock magazines - Australia's climbing magazine: rockclimbing, mountaineering. Wild, Australia's wilderness adventure magazine: bushwalking, canoeing, ski touring


America's Roof - Online Magazine
Features news stories about highest points in the world and US, trip reports and forum.


Camp4 - Online Magazine
Includes climbing news, literature, photography, and trip reports.


Climber Online! - Online Magazine
Dedicated to providing an online, global resource for climbers of all disciplines and abilities.

RockClimbing.com - Online Magazine
Internet's most popular community of the latest rock climbing news, gear, photos and more.

This listing of the the climbing guides to America's highest mountains. If you have any ideas for new top ten lists concerning climbing, backpacking, hiking or any other outdoor activities, please email us and let us know!