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10 Essential Questions: Erik Swanson

10 Essential Questions: Erik Swanson

Read about Erik Swanson, a snowshoer, hiker, scrambler, and electrical engineer, on why he's inspired by his fellow Mountaineers.


Announcing Colin Haley: Expect the Unexpected April 11th

Announcing Colin Haley: Expect the Unexpected April 11th

Seattle native and world renowned alpinist Colin Haley will be presenting Fred Beckey with The Mountaineers Lifetime Achievement Award.


Olympia Branch Stewardship Advocacy

Olympia Branch Stewardship Advocacy

On February 24, volunteers from the Olympia Branch represented The Mountaineers as part of the "Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition" to promote "the importance of our state’s outdoor recreation sector in enhancing Washington’s economy and its reputation for healthy and active living."


BeWild: Paddling the Columbia with John Roskelley - March 17

BeWild: Paddling the Columbia with John Roskelley - March 17

After decades exploring the Himalayas, John Roskelley decided to explore the river in his backyard. What he found was a fascinating and beautiful river - and a little too much solitude.


Kayaking the Aleutians – March 3

Kayaking the Aleutians – March 3

Learn more about “Kayaking the Aleutians“, a journey shared by Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen and one the greatest technical sea kayak expeditions ever, in their presentation on March 3.


Radical Reels Tour 2015 - March 7

Radical Reels Tour 2015 - March 7

The best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to Olympia on March 7th.


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Board of Directors Cheryl Talbert

When you watch someone's eyes light up when they see a flower field on the side of Rainier on their first hike in the Northwest, and you know that you've helped them get there and gain the skills and passion to go back over and over again, there is nothing like it."
Cheryl Talbert
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