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Info Night: Ski-Snowshoe in Maine, Ski or Winter-Walk in Austria and France

Long-time winter sports expert and Global Adventure leader Patti Polinsky will be holding an info night on Sept. 29 to talk about a lodge-to-lodge ski-snowshoe adventure in Maine and a skiing-walking adventure in French and Austrian resorts that she's leading in 2015. Read more…

Tacoma Hiking/ Backpacking Committee Fall Potluck – Sunday, November 2

Join us for the Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee Fall Potluck! Read more…

Scandinavian Dancing with Tacoma Mountaineers - September 27

Our monthly 4th Saturday Scandinavian Dance with the Tacoma Mountaineers will be Saturday, September 27, 7 – 10:30 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Normanna Hall. $10 for adults. $5 for students and non-dancers.  Read more…

Local Mountaineer Is New PCT Speed Record Holder - See Him Speak September 8

On August 10, 2014, Mountaineer Joe "String Bean" McConaughy reached the Canadian border and completed a historic effort: thru-hiking the full 2,600 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border in just 53 days and six hours. He averaged 51 miles a day on the PCT. He broke the "assisted hike" PCT speed record, set just one year earlier, by an astonishing six days and two hours. As recently as 2011, the PCT speed-hike record was 64 days. Read more…

Expert Team Assesses Fixed Anchors on Forbidden Peak

Written by Joe Sambataro, Northwest Regional Director for The Access Fund Read more…

Family Climb Night - August 27

After months of fundraising, the outdoor climbing wall has been installed at the Tacoma program center. Be one of the first ones to try it out at our family climbing night on August 27th at 6pm. We'll provide all the equipment necessary for both adults and youth. No prior experience necessary!

Spend Weekends Hosting at Beautiful Baker Lodge!

Hosts open The Mountaineers lodge at Mount Baker, prepare food menus, supervise and assist meal preparation, operate the lodge, and ensure a welcoming, pleasant, mountain stay where individuals, families, friends and groups of all ages can explore, learn about, experience and enjoy summer and winter outdoor backcountry activities in a friendly, communal and supportive environment. The lodge operates in a cooperative fashion with each guest helping the hosts with meal preparation and other lodge operating tasks. Read more…

The Risk of Familiarity

November 2 - The Tooth/South Face
Injury: None.  
Cause: A number of converging factors.
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Sharing the Winter Backcountry

Do you spend time outdoors during the winter? Do you backcountry or cross-country ski, snowboard, snowshoe or enjoy winter mountaineering? If your answer is yes, then you may be impacted by the new rules for Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Travel Management. Read more…

"Intense" Is Just Half the Story

Intense Basic? Climbing immersion? Mountaineering "boot camp"? I’m not quite sure what words best describe nine-straight 12-hour days of climbing instruction, including two nights out for the snow-training portion. But, wow, what an unbelievably wonderful experience! Read more…