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How To: Sharing Trip Reports

Sharing your travel adventures with others in a Trip Report is helpful in many ways. Trip reports can be a useful tool to share current trail conditions or noteworthy changes to a route/place, and they're a fun and creative way to share your unique experiences in the wilderness!  Read more…

Summit Proposes Fresh Navigation Content & Line Up

Navigation and other committee leaders from Everett, Foothills, Seattle and Tacoma proposed development of a coherent “navigation curriculum ladder” across all branches. The 21 navigators, climbers, scramblers, hiker/backpackers, authors, and back country ski and snowshoe  instructor/leaders met June 19/20 at Meany Lodge to chart a course for 2016 and beyond. Read more…

A Primer on Course Instruction

The art of teaching and instruction is a skill honed over a lifetime, and we all have a lot to learn ... about learning . Here are a few resources to start you off: Read more…

FYI: REI Job Positions

REI was hoping to spread the word about some full-time opportunities with their Outdoor Programs in Portland and Seattle. There are Senior Instructor positions open in each city. The role is a bit unique in the industry because it is full-time with great benefits, allows someone to come home every night and has a good balance of field and office time.  Read more…

What does it mean to be a Mountaineers leader?

The Mountaineers puts a large emphasis on the importance of leadership, and we encourage our members to become an activity leader and join our vibrant volunteer community. But what does it really mean to be a leader for The Mountaineers, and what is expected of these individuals? Read more…

Graphic Design Intern Wanted

We are looking for a talented graphic design intern proficient in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. We have a creative illustration project that will add value and variety to any design portfolio. Read more…

2015 Updates to the Sea Kayaking Minimum Standards

These changes now apply to all Sea Kayaking activities at every branch.  Read more…

Sharing Course Curriculum

The Mountaineers depends on a steady stream of new volunteers to bring fresh energy, ideas, and innovation to what we do. Therefore it's critical we remember to help these new volunteers be successful and feel rewarded by their roles.  Read more…

February 2015 Volunteer Survey

We emailed all of the volunteers that we could identify with our rosters and available information. This included people who volunteer with us as leaders, course instructors, committee members/branch administration, event support, help for our youth programs, the lodges, stewardship volunteers, Mountaineers Players and on the Board or Advisory Council. We received feedback from 482 people.  Read more…