The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers

Previous Next

Learn outdoor skills

Explore the great outdoors

Latest Updates from the Blog

Mountaineers Patrol Race: A Grand Tradition Revisited - Feb 27

Mountaineers Patrol Race: A Grand Tradition Revisited - Feb 27

In the 1920’s adventurous Mountaineers scouted an 18+ mile ski route between their two mountain lodges in Snoqualmie Pass and Stampede Pass. In 1930, they inaugurated a race over this route with 12 years of competition. In 2014, for the first time since 1941, the Patrol Race was reborn!


Snow Spelunk - cave explorations on Mount Hood

Snow Spelunk - cave explorations on Mount Hood

Only fully discovered in 2011, the Sandy Glacier Caves on Mount Hood are the largest and most extensive glacier cave system in the lower 48. Read about the adventures of three of our members who explored them.


The end of access? An inside look at the implications of privatizing our national forests.

The end of access? An inside look at the implications of privatizing our national forests.

In the mounting battle to keep public lands in public hands, certain voices have been louder than others. Here's an interview with a Forest Service Program Manager on her perspective on the public land heist.


Traffic Advisory - Seattle Program Center

Traffic Advisory - Seattle Program Center

If you have plans to visit the Seattle Program Center in February, please be advised of traffic revisions on Sand Point Way just north of the clubhouse.


Seattle Program Center - You! CALL 911

Seattle Program Center - You! CALL 911

A climber at Open Climb Night feels faint and dizzy. (It wasn't the altitude.)


Forest Service Expands Permit Season for Enchantments

Forest Service Expands Permit Season for Enchantments

Due to increasingly high use, the Forest Service is expanding permitted access to the Enchantments. We support their efforts to balance access while protecting the outdoor experience for generations to come.


Read More From the Blog

Rikki Hinz

The Mountaineers is a wonderful organization that affords people the agency to get outside in a meaningful way. I appreciate the weight placed on safety and skill building, and am continually impressed by the work of countless volunteers within The Mountaineers. The quality instruction and inspiration I receive from The Mountaineers motivates me to stay outside with them. "
Rikki Hinz
Read more member stories