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Mountaineer of the Week: Daniel Dow

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

Your gift powers conservation and advocacy

For many of us who live in the PNW, outdoor experiences on public lands have provided us with opportunities to connect to nature, experience joy and belonging in the outdoors, and adventure with purpose. As a kid in Seattle, accessible parks and trails shaped some of my best memories. Hiking under old growth cedars at Discovery Park and along the coastal dunes of Grayland Beach State Park ignited my joy and connection to nature. Read more…

Top 5 Beginner Ski Tours

You’ve got the gear, taken the avalanche classes, found some friends, and are ready to hit the slopes. But where do you go for your first self-directed backcountry ski tour? Finding a safe place to explore, especially when you’re new to touring, can feel overwhelming. To help you on your way, here are five favorite ski (and splitboard!) tours for beginners, from our enthusiastic backcountry-loving staff. Be sure to check the local weather and NWAC forecast before you go, always pick tours within your ability level, and of course carry a beacon, shovel, and probe (and know how to use them). Read more…

Mountaineer of the Week: Maggie Post

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

Celebrating Peak Society Donors at Banff Mountain Film Fest

Each year, The Mountaineers partner with Banff Mountain Film Festival to bring their World Tour to the Pacific Northwest. In addition to a heavy dose of stoke, the festival provides a gathering place to visit with old friends and new adventure buddies. Banff also provides the prefect venue to recognize and celebrate our Peak Society donors, who bolster our ability to serve a growing outdoor community in ways we could not do with earned revenue alone. Read more…

Olympia Branch Annual Awards - 2022

At the 2022 Annual Awards Celebration, the Olympia Branch recognized outstanding leaders, awarded  hiking and climbing pins, and congratulated students who graduated from a wide variety of courses.  Read more…

Action Alert! Protect the Wild Olympics and Secure Recreational Permitting Reform

December 20 Update: Many of you took action recently to urge Congress to pass the Wild Olympics bill and secure outdoor recreation permitting reform in an end-of-year public lands and recreation package. Despite our best opportunity yet to secure these important wins for the outdoors, they failed to pass Congress by the end of the year. We'll continue to urge Congress to pass Wild Olympics and recreational permitting reform in the next session of Congress.  Read more…

Holiday Gear Grab - Dec 12

Join The Mountaineers for our annual Holiday Gear Grab! Come search for holiday gifts, treat yourself to something special, or sell your used gear. Summer, winter, and all-season gear is welcome. The Gear Grab is open to all at the  Seattle Program Center from 6-8pm on Monday, December 12. Read more…

Volunteer Now: Everett Branch Leadership Opportunities

Since taking on the role of Everett Branch Chair about a month ago, I’ve been humbled by the words of encouragement I’ve received and by the number of volunteers who have stepped forward to take on leadership roles in our community. Many of you heard the calling I made at our Annual Awards Banquet on November 5 and have raised your hand to help and to learn more about the critical roles in Everett that need filling. Read more…

Our 2022 Banff Mountain Book Competition Winners

We are excited to announce that three of our titles are 2022 Banff Mountain Book Competition finalists! This internationally recognized literary competition included 166 books from 11 different countries this year.  Read more…