Board of Directors Committees

Board of Directors Committees

Alpine Ambassadors

Alpine Ambassadors

A group of Mountaineers Climbers from all branches looking to push their limits together and help others improve their climbing skills through mentorship.

Avalanche Summit Group

Avalanche Summit Group

The Avalanche Safety Summit Group is a decision-making body comprised of the Avalanche Safety Committee Chairs from each committee that sponsors avalanche safety activities.

Backcountry Ski Summit Group

Backcountry Ski Summit Group

The backcountry ski summit group is a decision making body comprised of representatives from each committee that sponsors backcountry skiing activities.

Backpacking Council

Backpacking Council

The Backpacking Council is a decision-making body comprised of representatives from each committee that sponsors backpacking activities.

Bikepacking Summit Group

Bikepacking Summit Group

The Bikepacking Summit Group is a decision-making body comprised of Bikepacking Committee Chairs from each of our committees that sponsor bikepacking activities.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Meet The Mountaineers Board of Directors, view our governing documents, and learn about our "at large" committees.

Branch Leadership Committee

Branch Leadership Committee

The Branch Leadership Committee (BLC) is an Advisory Committee of the Board. The group exists to provide leadership and direction to The Mountaineers by connecting the interests of the individual branches to each other and to the current organizational priorities.

Carbon Footprint Reduction Committee

Carbon Footprint Reduction Committee

Provide both strategic input on how The Mountaineers can most effectively implement organizational carbon footprint reduction as part of Vision 2022.

Climbing Council

Climbing Council

The Climbing Council is a decision-making body comprised of 3 representatives from each committee that sponsors climbing activities.

Climbing Leadership Development Committee

The LDC focuses on improving and enhancing leadership opportunities in The Mountaineers Climbing Programs

Climbing Technical Advisory Committee (PCE)

Climbing Technical Advisory Committee (PCE)

The Climbing Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) provides recommendations on new and existing skills/techniques and equipment through research and testing.

Conservation & Advocacy Committee

Conservation & Advocacy Committee

The Conservation & Advocacy Committee provides expertise and guidance to advance The Mountaineers conservation and advocacy work. Working directly with the Conservation & Advocacy Director and the CEO, the Committee supports the organization’s efforts to influence public policy and land management to protect public lands and preserve the outdoor experience.

Cross-Country Skiing Council

Cross-Country Skiing Council

The Cross-Country Skiing Council is a decision-making body comprised of Cross-Country Skiing Committee chairs from each of our committees that sponsor cross-country skiing activities.

Equity & Inclusion Committee

Equity & Inclusion Committee

A FAQ about our Equity & Inclusion work at The Mountaineers. We recognize that the experience of being outdoors is not the same for everyone, and we’re committed to working to create a Mountaineers where all people can see themselves and be seen.

First Aid Council

First Aid Council

The First Aid Council is a decision-making body comprised of one representative from each committee that sponsors climbing activities.

Freedom 10 Committee

Freedom 10 Committee

The committee established by our Board of Directors and chaired by Eric Linxweiler to write the tenth edition of Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills.

Global Adventures Committee

Global Adventures Committee

The Global Adventures committee brings the mission of the Mountaineers to the world by overseeing the planning and delivery of safe, fun and successful active outdoor adventures for Mountaineers members beyond the Pacific Northwest.

Governance Committee

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for reviewing, facilitating, and enhancing the board's effectiveness and succession. It also facilitates the development of the Board of Directors.

Hiking Council

Hiking Council

The Hiking Council is a decision-making body comprised of 3 representatives from each committee that sponsors hiking activities.

Mountaineers Leadership Development

Mountaineers Leadership Development

This is an organization-wide effort focused on leadership development opportunities and continuing education for our volunteer leaders.

Naturalist Council

Naturalist Council

The Naturalist Council is a decision-making body comprised of representatives from each committee that sponsors naturalist activities.

Navigation Council

Navigation Council

The Navigation Council is a decision-making body comprised of Chair and/or Vice-Chair from each committee that sponsors navigation activities.

Sailing Summit Group

Sailing Summit Group

Current list of Sailing Committee Chairs, as well as volunteers who annually attend the Sailing Summit.

Scrambling Council

Scrambling Council

The Scrambling Council is a decision-making body comprised of representatives from each committee that sponsors scrambling activities.

Sea Kayaking Council

Sea Kayaking Council

The Sea Kayaking Council is a decision-making body comprised of Sea Kayak Committee Chairs from each of our committees that sponsor sea kayaking activities.

Snowshoe Council

Snowshoe Council

The Snowshoe Council is a decision-making body comprised of representatives from each committee that sponsors snowshoeing activities.