Looming like an ice-lodged fortress over the valleys below, Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the contiguous United States. With an elevation of 14, 410 feet, it reigns as the tallest mountain in the Cascade Range.
With its vast permanent snowfields and deeply crevassed glaciers, Mount Rainier presents a significant accomplishment and routes to challenge even the most expert climbers. Of the more than 10,000 climbers who attempt to ascend Rainier each year, only half are successful in reaching the summit. Requiring skill, conditioning, and a preparedness for extreme fluctuations in weather, Mount Rainier demands judgment and skill from those who venture onto her lofty heights.
This key chain is dedicated to climbers or admirors of Mt. Rainier. The obverse contains a rendering of Mount Rainier and includes its elevation. The reverse depicts a mountain climber pushing up its flanks.
Minted in a brass alloy, this coin is finished in antique bronze.
Each coin measures 1 1/2 (39mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.