Mount Rainier at a height of 4,392 m (14,411 ft) is also known as Tahoma or Tacoma and  is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington. It is a large active volcano located 59 miles south-southeast of Seattle in the Mount Rainier National Park. The mountain is one of the country’s premier destinations for climbers and is amongst the top venues for mountaineering training and instruction. Each year several thousand people attempt the climb to the summit, many of them on a guided two-day trip from the Paradise area on the mountain’s southern slope.