Mount Olympus

Photo of Mount Olympus

Photo by theyogiclimber

Details

Elevation (feet): 7965
Elevation (meters): 2427
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Pacific Ranges
Range/Region: Olympic Mountains
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.801251
Longitude: -123.710861
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1907
First successful climber(s): L.A. Nelson and party
Nearest major airport: Seattle, Washington
Convenient Center: Port Angeles, Washington

Description

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain of Washington's Olympic range. It is a massive glacier-clad mountain with three peaks, rising above the rainforests near the Pacific coast. The West Peak is the higher of the three, though only slightly higher than the Middle Peak (7,930 ft.) and East Peak (7,780 ft.). These are three of the four highest peaks in the entire Olympic Range, and together rise impressively above the surrounding mountain landscape.

On July 4, 1788, British Captain John Meares named Mount Olympus which had been called El Cerro de la Santa Rosalia by Spanish explorers.

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