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Vantage Toilet Installed!

After raising $50,000 dollars in 2013, the climbing and conservation communities are thrilled to see the new toilet at Vantage installed.

The Big Tent in 2014 and Big News from Olympia

Governor Inslee focuses on the impact of Outdoor Recreation on the WA State economy.

Last Chance to Comment on the Sustainable Roads Project

Tell the Forest Service What Roads Matter to you!

Encouraging News for the Elwha Restoration Project

Updates on the Elwha River watershed since the removal of the Glines Canyon Dam.

Dirt roads, clean water and national forests? Washington Watershed Restoration Initiative to the rescue!

Washington Watershed Restoration Initiative - focusing on maintaining important roads to minimize impact on forest ecosystems.

Donate Stoves and Lanterns for Residents Affected by Wildfires

Donate Stoves and Lanterns for Residents Affected by Wildfires

The Mountaineers is collecting donations of stoves and lanterns for residents affected by the Carlton Complex fires.

10 Essential Questions: Lindsay Fincher

10 Essential Questions: Lindsay Fincher

Meet Lindsay Fincher, a 2-year member who loves glissading: "Who needs Disneyland when you have steep snow and an ice ax?"

10 Essential Questions: Mike Baker

10 Essential Questions: Mike Baker

Meet Mike Baker who loves the people in The Mountaineers and hot s'mores around the campfire after a long day adventuring.

Make your year-end gift today!

Make your year-end gift today!

Give to Connect People with Nature and Create Protectors of Your Wild Places

Bad Movie Night  - Aug 18, 2016

Bad Movie Night - Aug 18, 2016

Join The Mountaineers and Arc'teryx at the Seattle Clubhouse on August 18 to enjoy the worst climbing movie we can find.

Seattle Program Center - You! CALL 911

Seattle Program Center - You! CALL 911

A climber at Open Climb Night feels faint and dizzy. (It wasn't the altitude.)

Free (or nearly) Navigation Apps for Smart Phones

Free (or nearly) Navigation Apps for Smart Phones

Looking to stay found on your adventures? Check out our review of GPS and altimeter apps you can download at little to no cost.

Walking the Wild:  18 Days on the John Muir Trail with Daniel Zilcsak - October 4

Walking the Wild: 18 Days on the John Muir Trail with Daniel Zilcsak - October 4

Are you dreaming of doing the John Muir Trail but would love help on prep and logistics? Or perhaps you've done the trail and would love to reminisce about your life-list experience with others who love the trail? Come to this fun evening event with member and professional photographer Daniel Zilcsak.

Land & Water Conservation Fund Expired - What's Next?

Land & Water Conservation Fund Expired - What's Next?

The LWCF expired at the end of September but our efforts to support this fund were not wasted and the fight is not over!

10 Essential Questions: Kristian Kalsing

10 Essential Questions: Kristian Kalsing

Meet Kristian Kalsing, a 6-year member from Copenhagen, a SIG leader with us for 3 years who loves the contagious spirit of first-time-climbers reaching a summit.

How To: Reduce Your Backcountry Eating Impact

How To: Reduce Your Backcountry Eating Impact

Everyone has to eat in the outdoors, but with these skills you can reduce your impact in the backcountry. Applicable for kayakers, climbers, scramblers, snowshoers, and anyone who enjoys eating in the outdoors.

How To: Reduce Your Backcountry Travel Impact

How To: Reduce Your Backcountry Travel Impact

Learn skills to reduce your impact when traveling in the backcountry with this 2-minute video. Applicable for hikers, climbers, scramblers, and pretty much anyone who enjoys on and off trail travel in the outdoors.

Word of the Day: Benighted

Word of the Day: Benighted

Learn what it means when you get "benighted", and how to make the best of your situation.

Donor Profile: John Wick

Donor Profile: John Wick

From teen student to uber-volunteer, John Wick is the definition of what it means to be a Mountaineer.

Signaling for Help by Satellite

Signaling for Help by Satellite

What's better?: Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) like the ACR ResQLink OR Satellite Emergency Notification Devices (SEND) like the SPOT or DeLorme inReach? Each has strengths and weaknesses. Weigh the pros and cons in this article.

Kayaking the Aleutians – March 3

Kayaking the Aleutians – March 3

Learn more about “Kayaking the Aleutians“, a journey shared by Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen and one the greatest technical sea kayak expeditions ever, in their presentation on March 3.

Hiking Every Island (well almost all of them)

Hiking Every Island (well almost all of them)

A group of 16 hike leaders led 33 hikes for 134 hikers to 29 islands to complete the Island Hike Series. It took four years and included thousands of laughs.

Expedition Denali: Bridging the Gap

Expedition Denali: Bridging the Gap

Taking a moment to talk about the underrepresentation of African-Americans in the outdoors. Two members of Expedition Denali - the first all African-American team to climb Denali - Tyrhee Moore and Rosemary Saal share their insight.

An Unexpected Path to Conservation

An Unexpected Path to Conservation

This piece by Juan Martinez talks about how getting outdoors changed his life trajectory. We were honored to have him as a keynote speaker at last year's celebration of the Wilderness Act.

Renaming and revamping the Basic Navigation Course

Renaming and revamping the Basic Navigation Course

Learn why the Seattle and Tacoma branch have changed the name of the Basic Navigation course to "Wilderness Navigation" in 2016

Mountaineers Member Info Session - August 17

Mountaineers Member Info Session - August 17

Are you a new or prospective member? Come learn about upcoming courses, activities, and events going on with The Mountaineers on Monday, August 17 at 6:30pm.

What's your leadership style?

What's your leadership style?

Understanding your leadership style is important. Do you delegate or direct? Are you driven by results or relationships? Learn your default style and how to navigate to work best with others.

How To: Navigating Water Crossings

How To: Navigating Water Crossings

As the weather gets warmer and winter snow melts away, more of us are heading outside. Learn from these mistakes and get tips and tricks to better handle water crossings.

10 Essential Questions: Nathan Wiggin

10 Essential Questions: Nathan Wiggin

Meet Nathan Wiggin, an Idaho native and 6+ year member, who loves to experience all three types of fun and credits The Mountaineers for nearly ever friend he's made since moving here. Really.

Turns All Year: A Personal Look at Backcountry Skiing

Turns All Year: A Personal Look at Backcountry Skiing

Our Marketing Director is one of the those crazy people participating in Turns All Year, the quest to ski one day every single month of the year. When she wrote this article for our magazine she had strung together just 24 months. As of this republication, she's at 54.