Mount Pershing is located in the southeast corner of the Olympic Mountain Range within the Olympic National Forest. Mount Pershing is situated 2 miles north of Mount Washington. The massif is named for Army General John J. Pershing who led the American Expeditionary Force in Europe in World War 1. Since there are no trails to the summit, the one day climb involves some route-finding through brush on the lower elevations, and the final summit involves class 3-4 scrambling on pillow basalt. There are several summits on the rugged Pershing massif, with the south summit being the highest. The summit panorama includes interior Olympic peaks, the waters of Puget Sound, Hood Canal, Mounts Washington, Ellinor, Stone, Cruiser, and Skokomish, among others. Mt. Pershing appears as a jagged multi-peaked mountain on the western Olympic skyline as seen from Seattle.
Refer to Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide, by Olympic Mountain Rescue, for information on the many established climbing routes on Mount Pershing and its minor summits.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1939|
|First successful climber(s):||Don Dooley, Robert Henderson, Walt Ingalls, and Bob Mandelhorn|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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