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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…

Take a Vacation for Conservation in Alaska

Small yacht cruise specialists Discovery Voyages will be donating one-hundred percent of the trip fees for a 5 day/4 night voyage in Alaska's Prince William Sound to Braided River, our partner nonprofit organization focused on protecting wild places in western North America.  Read more…

Mountaineers Books Staff Picks

Having published over 700+ books, we sure do get opinionated! Here are a few of our favorites from 2016 to share with you, just in time for the holidays Read more…

Happy Thanksgiving

We’re lucky. We go outside to wander and explore the adventurous spirit within ourselves. We can rely on nature to restore our bodies and our souls. Read more…

Behind the Scenes: Editor's look at "The Bond"

What is the life of an editor? On television and in movies, it seems pretty glamorous: a posh office, three-martini lunches, perfectly coiffed women leisurely reading through perfectly composed prose. Or there’s the opposite end of the spectrum: cartoon and joke-inspiring lunatics obsessed over grammar and punctuation with pencils in their hair who get all worked up over a misplaced comma. Read more…

Summiting for Soldiers

For veterans Steve Redenbaugh and Michael Fairman, climbing together was a way to cope with their struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Read more…

Climbing: The Unbreakable Bond

As author Simon McCartney recovers from a climb plagued by altitude sickness, hypothermia, crevasses, avalanche, and famine, a doctor tells him, “I don’t understand what drives guys like you to do what you do.” Read more…

Hiking in the Rain - Without Pain

Can you really have a successful hike through a waterlogged day or weekend? Sure — if you have the right attitude, and if you keep your gear dry. Read more…

Voices for the Arctic: Mark Magaña

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. Read more…

Legends and Lore Reaches Back Across the Pond

“I must stress that this book is a fascinating read,” wrote Noel Dawson in his review of Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay, which appeared recently in an issue of the UK’s Climber magazine. “It tells a very important story that could so easily have been lost.” Read more…