Whitney, Mount

Whitney, Mount
Peak in the Sierra Nevada, southeast-central California, U.S. Located in Sequoia National Park, it is 14,494 ft (4,418 m) high, the highest point in the continental U.S. outside of Alaska.

It was first climbed in 1873.

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 highest peak (14,494 feet [4,418 metres] above sea level) in the 48 coterminous U.S. states. It is the culminating summit of the Sierra Nevada. In eastern California on the Inyo-Tulare county line, the peak is at the eastern border of Sequoia National Park, immediately west of the city of Lone Pine. It was named for the geologist Josiah Dwight Whitney, and it was first climbed in 1873 by Albert Johnson, Charles Begole, and John Lucas. Its summit is a gently sloping tablelike surface not yet dissected by erosion; its slopes are lined with avalanche chutes and blocks of granite and are devoid of glaciation. The Kern River canyon is on the west, and precipitous streams enter Owens Valley on the east.

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