Mountain rock climbing is a sport that requires a special set of skills that test your endurance both physically and mentally. A visitor center offers museum-quality exhibits on the cultural and natural history of the South Mountains. While in Oregon the Coast Range runs at its lowest elevation beginning at around 1800 feet in the north at the mouth of the Columbia River to the Klamath and Siskiyou Mountains in the south where peaks rise to 3600 feet.

Mount Diablo is the heart and soul of mountain bike trials in California. This course is an introduction to mountain environments, peoples and contemporary issues through interdisciplinary study. The mountains themselves are criss-crossed by an unrivalled network of paths and tracks.

Alpine (high mountain) climbers are advised to always carry an avalanche beacon, a probe and a shovel to help in your own rescue should you, or your party, become trapped in …