View from the top of Mount Elbert
Mountaineering in the United States of America
Mountaineering is a very popular sport in the USA. A lot of emanding climbing routes can be found in the western national parks, which have a share of the Rocky Mountains. The Appalachian Chain near the East Coast offers mountain climbs to suit every taste. The highest mountain in the United States is situated in the Denali National Park in Alaska – the ascent route is, however, reserved for highly experienced mountaineers.