New Study: Rainier is 3.6 Inches Taller

This year’s survey by Land Surveyors Association of Washington shows that Mount Rainier is 3.6 inches taller than the commonly accepted value of 14,411 feet. Surveyors The 1988 result was 14,411.1 feet. Rounded off to 14,411, that’s the elevation that appears on some official maps. Others stick with the 14,410 figure from the 1956 USGS survey, conducted with traditional triangulation.

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