Mount Russell

Elevation (feet): 14,086
Elevation (meters): 4,293
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 36.5908
Longitude: -118.288
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1926
First successful climber(s): Norman Clyde
Nearest major airport: Los Angeles, California, Reno, Nevada
Convenient Center: Lone Pine, California

Mount Russell is a beautiful peak, located immediately north of Mount Whitney (14,494 ft.), the highest point in the contiguous United States. Mount Russell's proximity to Whitney has led to its popularity, and a variety of routes have been used to reach its twin summits. The south face of the mountain, visible from the summit of Whitney, is a twisted mass of buttresses and couloirs. The less-frequently seen west face is even more spectacular, consisting of a strikingly sheer 800-foot wall.