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Mountaineers Library Update

Founded over 100 years ago, The Mountaineers has a long written history of setting outdoor standards and achievements. The library archives containing this history is managed by our History committee, which has recently done an overhaul to combine our books with artifacts, photos, and collections stored in our Seattle Program Center.  Read more…

Mountaineers Books included in Washington State Time Capsule

Thirteen Mountaineers Books have been selected for inclusion in the Washington Centennial Time Capsule. Read more…

Celebrate the "Wild Nearby"

Perhaps you saw leaves and needles taking on their fall hues this past week as you hiked to Lake Ann or Colchuck Lake. Or maybe you felt its rocky surface in your hand as you climbed Liberty Bell or at the Index Town Wall. Perhaps  you watched the moon rise over glaciated peaks from a backcountry basecamp high above Washington Pass. Whatever your last experience with the North Cascades, you'll find it reflected in the latest release from Mountaineers Books. Read more…

Need a Great Wedding Gift Idea?

Give a Great New Cookbook like Fresh Pantry
Headed to a wedding this summer? Of course, you want to bring a gift that is meaningful, practical, fun, personal, inspiring, beautiful … and still within your budget. Read more…

Donor Thank You: Fred Beckey

I was 13 when I climbed Boulder Peak in the Olympic Mountains by myself—and I guess you can say that I never stopped climbing after that. Read more…

Encouraging News for the Elwha Restoration Project

We are thrilled to hear that biologists have observed the largest Chinook salmon run since 1992 in the Elwha River and that dam removal is back on schedule. Biologists counted 1,741 adult Chionook and mapped 763 redds (salmon nests) between the mouth of the river and Glines Canyon dam. Of the total salmon counted during the one-day survey, 75% were observed upstream of the former Elwha Dam site. Read more…

Everything You Need To Know Before Hitting The Crag

Dogs at the trailhead, belayers in lawn chairs, long lines queued up at the classics in Eldorado Canyon — the crags seem more crowded and more crazy than ever. In fact, according to the Outdoor Industry association, in the United States more than 3.6 million people participated in climbing in 2011. Many of these new climbers are entering outdoor climbing solely through rock gyms, without having the opportunity to apprentice with an experienced friend or mentor— resulting in climbing accidents and conflicts. How do you become a responsible crag citizen? Read more…