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Leader Spotlight: Jerry Logan

For our Leader Spotlight this month we talked to Jerry Logan, a volunteer with the Kitsap Branch who takes pride and joy in helping new climbers achieve summits they didn't think were possible! Read more…

Risk Assessment with Josh Cole, North Cascades Mountain Guide

Josh and I first met when we worked together at the Northwest Outward Bound School, and I’ve always been struck by his creativity, analytical skills, approach to teaching, and sense of humor. Josh has a rare ability to champion and role-model the highest values and expectations as an outdoor educator/guide — one of many attributes that make him such an inspiring professional colleague. Read more…

Discounted Multiweek Telemark and Randonee Ski Lessons at Snoqualmie Summit

Join us on Wednesday evenings from January 3 -February 7 in one of the the oldest and largest backcountry focused ski instruction programs in the US. This six-week, evening program (7:30-9:30pm) will hone your backcountry ski skills at a Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) certified ski school at Snoqualmie West. Enjoy a mid-week break  and develop your skills so you can ski the backcountry with more fun! Read more…

What is Progressive Outdoor Education?

The Mountaineers 'Vision 2022' Strategic Plan calls for us to invest in being “innovative leaders in outdoor education.” This means we need to respond to growing needs and address new century challenges in ways that are different from traditional  outdoor education. This includes investment in our volunteers – the greatest source of innovation and a priceless resource that is uniquely Mountaineers. We call this new approach "Progressive Outdoor Education."  Read more…

Alpine Skills Development: Become the Mountaineer You Aspire to Be!

The Progressive Climbing Education (PCE) initiative is an organization-wide, multi-faceted approach to developing leaders, enhancing skills for our volunteers, growing curriculum, conserving climbing areas, and fostering the highest quality climbing programs. In 2018, we're introducing the new Alpine Skills Development Program aimed at skilled climbers who've given a substantial amount of their time to help new climbers through The Mountaineers, and who want to take their own climbing skills to the next level.  Read more…

Ski Instructors Needed for Winter Season at Meany Lodge

Our Meany Lodge ski instructor team is looking for new instructors of varying experience levels for the 2017-18 season. This volunteer gig comes with free lodging, PSIA training, and a community you'll have for life. Read more…

Wilderness Trekker J.R. Harris to Share Gripping Stories from More than Fifty Years of Adventure

Mountaineers Books, in partnership with  Seward Park Audubon Center and  The Trail Posse, presents J.R. Harris' Way Out There: Adventurers of a Wilderness Trekker talk and book signing at Third Place Books - Seward Park in Seattle on Wednesday, November 29 from 7-8pm.  The talk is free and open to the public.  Read more…

Mt Baker Lodge – Winter Fun Starts Nov 24

The Mountaineers' rustic Mount Baker Lodge is nestled in the spectacular North Cascades and is a beautiful, fun getaway three hours from Seattle. Located within walking distance of the Mt. Baker Ski Area, come up this winter to enjoy a weekend in the mountains. Read more…

"The Last Inca Bridge" Webisode - Nov 16

Among the most exciting travel destinations in South America, Peru boasts a wealth of trekking opportunities from the Amazonian jungle to glaciated mountain ranges, from remote villages to ancient ruins, and much more. Join Mountaineers Books’ on November 16 for a live webisode exploring this "Last Inca Bridge". Featuring Robert & Daisy Kunstaetter, travel writers and adventurous ex-pats who co-authored the new book, "Trekking Peru: A Traveler’s Guide", learn about the wealth of trekking opportunities in Peru. Read more…

Wanted: Stories of Your Walks in the Wild

In 2017 the Seattle and Foothills branch hiking committees jointly launched a new adventure presentation series to celebrate the extraordinary trekking and backpacking adventures by Mountaineers members in the wilds of the world! We know that there are more wild-walkers among us, and we invite you to bring your stories to us for inclusion in the series. Read more…