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10 Essential Questions: Sean Mathias

10 Essential Questions: Sean Mathias

Meet Sean Mathias, a Seattle native who counts a rough hike up Mailbox (complete with sideways rain!) to be among one of his favorite trail memories.

Remembering Mountaineer Helmy Beckey

Remembering Mountaineer Helmy Beckey

We recently learned that Helmut 'Helmy' Beckey passed away last year at the age of 93 in Munich, Germany. A youth member of The Mountaineers, he went on to record a great number of first ascents in The Cascades and beyond.

Trip Report: Franklin Pierce Youth Connect with Tahoma (Mount Rainier)

Trip Report: Franklin Pierce Youth Connect with Tahoma (Mount Rainier)

The Mountaineers Tacoma Branch partnered with 22 members of the Franklin Pierce High School Adventure Club and headed to Mount Rainier National Park to tackle the Rampart Ridge Loop as part of our Mountain Workshop program. For 17 of the 22 teens, this was their first visit to the park!

The Five Rules of Crack Climbing

The Five Rules of Crack Climbing

Widely regarded as one of the finest crack climbers in the world, Pete Whittaker—part of the Wide Boyz duo—has made made his name through dozens of cutting-edge first ascents and hard repeats. He joins us today to share the five basic rules of crack climbing from his new book, "Crack Climbing: The Definitive Guide."

Remembering Mountaineer Dee Molenaar

Remembering Mountaineer Dee Molenaar

The legendary Dee Molenaar passed away Saturday at the age of 101. His contributions to the outdoors were immeasurable, and his indelible spirit and heart-filled yodeling will be greatly missed. Off belay, Dee.

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Take our 2020 Member & Volunteer Survey!

Every two years we poll our community to find out what's working and where we can improve. Read this blog to find out how you can participate, and what we learned from past surveys.

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