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Latest Updates from the Blog

Latest Updates from the Blog

 
Big River: Resilience and Renewal in the Columbia Basin

Big River: Resilience and Renewal in the Columbia Basin

Mountaineers Books conservation imprint Braided River has launched Big River: Resilience and Renewal in the Columbia Basin - a stunning photography book and engagement campaign spotlighting the Columbia River watershed. In this excerpt from his new book, David explores the many names of the Columbia River, their various meanings, and how to make sense of its rich, complicated story.

Mountaineer of the Week: Luna Smith-Fisher

Mountaineer of the Week: Luna Smith-Fisher

Meet Luna, a Type 2 fun enthusiast who enjoys gaining new experiences in climbing with Mountaineers Youth Clubs.

Trip Report: Hiking the Wild Olympics with Senator Patty Murray

Trip Report: Hiking the Wild Olympics with Senator Patty Murray

Our Conservation & Advocacy Director Betsy Robblee reports back from hiking the Olympic National Forest’s Gray Wolf Trail with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) this week. Learn more about the Senator’s longtime efforts to champion new Wilderness protections for the Forest and how you can help get the Wild Olympics bill across the finish line this year.

Celebrating Net Zero Carbon Emissions for our Tacoma Program Center

Celebrating Net Zero Carbon Emissions for our Tacoma Program Center

We’re excited to share that our Tacoma Program Center (TPC) is now our first net zero energy facility. The installation of solar and other energy upgrades at the TPC serves as a milestone for our organizational net zero vision and a model for climate action across the Tacoma community and the state.

Jumping In to Slow Down: A New Take on Lake Bagging

Jumping In to Slow Down: A New Take on Lake Bagging

“I don’t love the term lake bagging,” Allison said. “It sounds like a conquest, whereas for me it’s really about connection with nature."

2023 Impact Report: Advocating on Behalf of the Natural World

2023 Impact Report: Advocating on Behalf of the Natural World

Donations help move the needle on conservation priorities. Read about how The Mountaineers supported advocacy on behalf of the natural world in 2023.

Doing More to Foster Safety, Prevent Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Doing More to Foster Safety, Prevent Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

We are deeply committed to keeping our community safe, both physically and emotionally. Recent reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the broader outdoor community remind us how much work needs to be done to reverse this troubling reality. We are redoubling our efforts to protect members from sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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When I joined The Mountaineers, people used to ask me, "Have you ever climbed a mountain before?". I wanted to put this to rest and enjoy the maximum time in the woods. I wanted to break stereotypes by inviting and showing ways for more people to enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy bringing diverse crowds into the mountains to share the awesome outdoors of the Pacific Northwest."

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