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Retro Rewind | Ski Jumping on 4th Avenue

Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest, new from Mountaineers Books, offers a definitive and visually rich history of the past century of Northwest ski culture. Read more…

Last Chance to Make a Difference in 2021

Over the last six weeks, we’ve shared how charitable donations make a difference for our Mountaineers community and the public lands we love. We are elated to announce that more than 350 members have already answered our call and helped us meet our ambitious $150,000 year-end goal. Thank you to everyone who helped us end the year on a high note! Read more…

Last Chance! Give a Membership at 35% off - Ends Dec 22

December 22 is the last day in 2021 to order your holiday gift membership at 35% off. Join to connect, explore, share, learn, protect, and pass it on! Read more…

Grab Your Gortex and Get Out

A galaxy of bubbles and foam swirls on top of my latte as I watch raindrops race down my kitchen window. Two drops catch my attention as they zig and zag along their paths, only to collide and drop to the sill, melting into the puddle awaiting them. I return my gaze back to my coffee and hiking books spread out on the table. There are better things to do on a wet winter day than plan trips for warmer months. Read more…

Lead, Engage, and Advocate

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since we placed the finishing touches on our current strategic plan, Vision 2022. While the nature of the challenges we’ve faced due to COVID-19 were completely unanticipated, the strategic focus of Vision 2022 has provided us with important handrails to guide our way. That focus, combined with the generosity and tenacity of our community, has bolstered The Mountaineers in incredible ways.  Read more…

Backpackers' Pajama Parties are Back

Grab your Zoom pants and slippers, a favorite beverage, and some popcorn! Our 2022 Backpackers' Pajama Party series is back by popular demand, and we're excited about the lineup of stunning backpacking trips that will be presented this winter to feed your backpacking dreams! Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Tom Robey

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to... Read more…

How To: Make an Efficient DIY Boot Dryer

Years ago, when I was traveling in southern Chile, a local man proudly told me that in Patagonia people can't rely on the sun to dry their laundry, so they use the wind (and plenty of clothespins). Here in the Pacific Northwest, the same principles apply. Read more…

Seattle Day Camp Registration - Lottery Opens Jan 3, 2022

Since the inception of our day camps twelve years ago, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing our programs and community grow in breadth and depth. Every season is full of camp magic, laughter, bracelet-making, and includes an inevitably stressful registration day. In response to feedback provided by camp families, and in an attempt to make the registration process smooth for campers and staff alike, we’ve made the decision to reconfigure registration for our Seattle Day Camp offerings.  Read more…

Give the Gift of a Corporate Match

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Mountaineers relies on both philanthropic support and the dedication of our volunteers to help us deliver on our mission and get people outside. When you take advantage of your employer’s Workplace Giving Program, you maximize the impact of your volunteer hours, charitable donations and membership dues and can double, sometimes triple your impact!  Read more…