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Introducing “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home”

The Mountaineers are proud to call Puget Sound home. From the towering glaciers and old growth forests of Mount Rainier to the stunning waters and diverse wildlife of the Salish Sea, our home is a special place. The natural beauty and adventure of these wild places inspires us to not only enjoy our special spaces but fight for their protection for future generations. That desire for preservation is centered within our core value of conservation. From the mountains to the sea, we are dedicated stewards of our backyard and beyond. Read more…

Three Mountaineers Books Titles are 2020 Washington State Book Award finalists!

We are excited to announce that three of our titles are 2020 Washington State Award finalists! In its 54th year, the program (formerly called the Governor's Writers Awards) recognizes outstanding books published in 2019. There are a total of 39 finalists in all eight categories. Read more…

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Books and Maps to be Distributed By Mountaineers Books

We have just announced our new distribution agreement with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). The ATC is a West Virginia-based nonprofit with the lead role in protecting and managing the Appalachian Trail and surrounding 250,000 acres of public lands in cooperation with an array of federal, state, and local agencies. Beginning August 17, we will be the exclusive distributor of ATC books and maps. Read more…

Congratulations to Steve Swenson On His 2020 Piolet d'Or Award

Eighteen years after his first attempt to reach the summit of Link Sar, Steve Swenson, legendary alpinist, Mountaineers Board Director, Mountaineers Books author, and past president of the American Alpine Club, finally stood atop the notoriously technical peak in Pakistan’s Karakoram. He was joined by alpinists Mark Richey, 61; expedition leader Graham Zimmerman, 33; and Chris Wright, 36. “The climbers succeeded because they were persistent, used their 126 years of combined climbing experience, and understood what partnership meant,” and for this they are being awarded the prestigious 2020 Piolet d’Or. Read more…

Mountaineers Books 60th Anniversary

Over the past sixty years, Mountaineers Books has built something incredible. Beginning with a single book, written and produced by volunteers, we have grown into a world-leading outdoors publisher with over 650 titles in print and nearly 17 million books sold since 1960. Today we sell books in print, online, and on-demand, around the world and in a dozen languages. Mountaineers Books are nearly as well traveled as Mountaineers members. Read more…

One Last Auction Surprise: A Cabin Stay in Plain, WA, and a Signed Reinhold Messner Book

For your final auction surprises we’re adding two more items to round out our 50+ packages. One will appeal to mountaineering history buffs, and the other will call to anyone who could use a two-night getaway in the woods (but why not win both and read your new book at the cabin!). Read more…

Two Surprise Items Added: Dee Molenaar Original Sketches and Dinner at The Herbfarm

What fun is an online auction without a few surprises? To stoke the fundraising fire, here are two incredible new packages we’ve added for your bidding pleasure (and don’t forget to view the other 50+ packages already in play). Read more…

Sneak Peek! Two More Gala Keynote Celebrities Unveiled

By now you know that The Mountaineers rescheduled virtual gala is happening on July 23. But, do you know why?

To be completely honest, part of the reason is because we already secured 50+ amazing auction packages and they’re just waiting to get into your hands! This year has provided a lot of lemons and everyone is trying their best to make lemonade. We hope that taking home new gear, artwork, or a unique experience while supporting a great cause will bring a little joy to your life. Read more…

It's Time to Place Your Bid

For the last five weeks we have been revealing auction sneak peeks and teasers, all in the hopes of getting you prepared for this moment - our online auction is now open for bidding! With over fifty packages available you’ll surely find something that piques your interest, from a Joshua Tree Getaway to a first edition copy of Freedom of the Hills. Read more…

Light up Your Home With a Priceless Mount Everest Print

As you saw last week, we have something exciting up our sleeves for our Virtual Gala on July 23 regarding outdoor celebrities and their advice for weathering a pandemic. You now know that the evening will include former keynote speakers Jimmy Chin and Lynn Hill, and fourteen soon-to-be-revealed remarkable guests! Visit our gala website to see the latest celebrities added to the list (and be sure to either pre-register for the online auction or sign up for the free virtual event to keep up with gala news)! Read more…