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Bucket List: Section Hike Oregon on the PCT - Webinar June 20

Mountaineers and friends are invited to join a free webinar, Tuesday, June 20, 7pm. Get tips for starting what for many is a bucket list item: hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) across your state. The presenter for this online event is Eli Boschetto, author of the new book, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: OregonEli will talk about how to plan to section hike the Oregon length of the PCT, but his tips will be relevant to anyone planning  to hike the Washington PCT, too. Read more…

Art's Picks: Five Favorite Books

Mountaineers Books has about 700 titles in print, and many of them are wonderful. This month Art Freeman, the publisher’s Chief Financial Officer, recommends five of his all-time favorite titles. Art is an avid skier, hiker, sailor, and climber, who has completed the Washington Bulger List of 100 highest mountains in the state. When he’s not playing outside, he has a book in his hands. Read more…

Two Free Webinars To Take Your Outdoor Adventures Further

Save your legs and learn expert outdoor tips from the comfort of your living room! Mountaineers Books is excited to bring you author webinars this summer - just in time for your next big adventure. Read more…

Five Wonderful Books You (Probably) Haven't Read

If you love great nonfiction stories as much as I do, it's always a treat when a friend recommends a gem you wouldn't have discovered on your own. Here are five of my favorites from Mountaineers Books that I think you'll be delighted to find: Read more…

New Partnerships Get You Hiking

We're excited and thankful for the generous support we've received from Fjällräven to further our mission. Similar to The Mountaineers, Fjällräven is committed to protecting our wild places, engaging as many people as possible in the outdoors, and giving back to the communities they serve.

Additional gratitude is extended to our friends at Canoe Ridge Vineyard, who share a passion of the outdoors and Pacific Northwest adventure, for their generous philanthropic and in-kind support to advance our mission. Read more…

Four Titles Honored with Nautilus Book Awards

The Nautilus Book Awards recognize books that transcend barriers of culture, gender, race, and class, and promote conscious living, green values, spiritual growth, wellness and vitality, and positive social change. Read more…

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…