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Braided River Earns Two Independent Publisher Book Awards

Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books, has just been honored with two Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medals for 2016.  Read more…

Help Us Give Out Books at Rallies

Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books, will be giving away our We Are the Arctic books at the rallies ahead of the  upcoming March for Science and the People’s March for Climate  and we need volunteers to help make it happen.  Read more…

Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict - An Interview with Steve Swenson

Steve Swenson, a current Mountaineers Director at Large, has been climbing for more than 45 years. He has made ascents of K2 and Everest, both without supplemental oxygen. In 2012, he and his partners made the first ascent of Saser Kangri II (7518 meters), then the second-highest unclimbed mountain in the world, a feat for which they were awarded the prestigious Piolet d’Or. Steve and his wife, Ann, divide their time between Seattle and Canmore, Alberta. Read more…

Buy One, Donate One: Nature-Themed Coloring Book for Middle School Students

Most middle-school art teachers have really small budgets. Lida Enche, author and illustrator of Pacific Northwest Nature: Coloring for Calm and Mindful Observation, teaches about 250 students a year with only $1000 for supplies. That doesn’t go far, so we thought we’d reach out to our community to give her a hand by donating copies of this new adult coloring book from Mountaineers Books. Read more…

Everett Annual Potluck Dinner and Gear Grab a Huge Success

On Wednesday, March 1, a large group of Mountaineers gathered for the Everett Branch’s Annual Pot Luck Dinner and Gear Grab at the Everett United Church of Christ (UCC). Members of the general public attended as well and learned about Mountaineers courses and activities. The UCC is a historic gathering place for the Everett Branch because its membership meetings convened there for 38 years.  Read more…

Voices for the Arctic: Kit DesLauriers

From the Cascades to the Himalayas, The Mountaineers has a long history of exploring nature’s wild unknown, and now we're doing our best to protect what's left of it. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  – unique in its vast expanse of uncharted lands – represents one our last and greatest connections to this spirit of adventure. Read more…

New Merchandise from The Mountaineers

Working together with partners that focus on eco-sensibility and performance - not to mention plain ol’ good looks - we're pleased to bring you official Mountaineers gear. We know... you've been asking for this since 1906. We hope you wear these with as pride as much as we do! Read more…

Tech Update 2.8 - Lodge Reservations, Merchandise

After lots of hard work all last fall and early this winter, we're pleased to announce two new major features have been added to our website: an online lodge reservation system and online merchandise sales. We've also made some smaller, noteworthy improvements. Read more…

My Old Man and the Mountain - An interview with Leif Whittaker

I first dreamed of writing books when I was twelve years old, stuck on my family’s sailboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Writing was an antidote to boredom, but as I grew up, it became a true passion. When I followed in my father’s footsteps to the summit of Mount Everest, the story was too good not to write about. Read more…

Mountaineers Books Amplifies Voices for The Arctic

On December 20, 2016, 115 million acres of the Arctic Ocean were protected when the US and Canada issued a Joint Arctic Leaders Statement launching actions to sensure "a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem, with low-impact shipping, science based management of marine resources, and free from the future risks of offshore oil and gas activity.” This action protects the wild Arctic Ocean ecosystem. Read more…