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2013 Olympia Mountaineer Awards

2013 Olympia Mountaineer Awards

Check out our 2013 Olympia Mountaineer Award Winners.

Two Mountaineers Books Titles Named Finalists in 2017 Washington State Book Awards

Two Mountaineers Books Titles Named Finalists in 2017 Washington State Book Awards

Two of our books—"My Old Man and the Mountain" by Leif Whittaker and "Turning Homeward" by Adrienne Ross Scanlan—are finalists for the 2017 Washington State Book Award.

Annual Bellingham Fall Rendezvous - Oct 13

Annual Bellingham Fall Rendezvous - Oct 13

Join the Bellingham Mountaineers for our annual Fall Rendezvous Celebration on October 13!

Foothills Branch Elections 2017

Foothills Branch Elections 2017

The Foothills Branch is excited to announce our slate of excellent candidates for our upcoming Branch Council elections! We value your vote so please take part and help shape the direction of our vibrant and growing branch!!

Starting off on Sea Kayaking

Starting off on Sea Kayaking

Tacoma Branch Sea Kayaking Basic Class

10 Essential Questions: Dick Lambe

10 Essential Questions: Dick Lambe

Meet Dick Lambe, a long-time member and skiing enthusiast, who volunteers leading trips with us as a way to give back for all he's received over the years (and to help justify his 8-pair quiver of skis).

10 Essential Questions: Marc Lower

10 Essential Questions: Marc Lower

Meet Marc Lower, a new member from Gig Harbor who completed 15 activities in his first 11 months and thinks that adventure is experienced when you are not at the top of the food chain.

Legacy Everest Mountaineer Jamling Tenzing Norgay - May 24, 2018

Legacy Everest Mountaineer Jamling Tenzing Norgay - May 24, 2018

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to meet and listen to Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of first Everest summiter Tenzing Norgay and summiter in his own right! Jamling Tenzing was a central figure in the IMAX Everest film, is a reknowned motivational speaker, and the author of "Touching My Father's Soul".

Give experiences this holiday season - Memberships 25% Off

Give experiences this holiday season - Memberships 25% Off

Purchase a gift membership (for you or someone else!) to save 25% off your first year with The Mountaineers + get a free gift.

Wanted: Stories of Your Walks in the Wild

Wanted: Stories of Your Walks in the Wild

In 2017 we launched a new adventure presentation series to celebrate the extraordinary trekking and backpacking adventures by Mountaineers members in the wilds of the world, and our two presentations have been extremely well received! 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!

Dad Day "Trip Report"

Dad Day "Trip Report"

Dad Day Recap from Mountaineers Books

Experience Autumn in the North Cascades at Baker Lodge

Experience Autumn in the North Cascades at Baker Lodge

Hike the beautiful trails around Mount Baker during the day and hang out by the fire at Baker Lodge in the evenings sipping cocoa.

Volunteers Needed for Gear Grab

Volunteers Needed for Gear Grab

Looking for six able bodied Mountaineers to help out with the September 19 Gear Grab and Meet the Mountaineers event at the Seattle Program Center.

Amazon Smile for the Outdoors

Amazon Smile for the Outdoors

Support The Mountaineers by doing your online shopping with AmazonSmile.

Explore the Andes of Northern Patagonia with the Mountaineers!

Explore the Andes of Northern Patagonia with the Mountaineers!

The registration window has been extended for this backcountry adventure through the high ridges, glacial lakes, volcanoes and rainforests of Patagonia's less explored northern Andes region. Check it out now!

Lend a helping hand

The Mountaineers is going to be collecting donations this holiday season for low income and homeless members of our community.

Mt Baker Lodge – Winter Fun Starts Nov 24

Mt Baker Lodge – Winter Fun Starts Nov 24

The Mountaineers Lodge at Mt Baker is opening Nov 24. Sign up for a weekend away with us this winter!

Summit Proposes Fresh Navigation Content & Line Up

Summit Proposes Fresh Navigation Content & Line Up

Navigation and other committee leaders from four branches proposed recommendations for enhancing curriculum across all branches. The 21 volunteer leaders from all activity types met June 19/20 at Meany Lodge to chart a course for 2016 and beyond.

The Seeds of Thor

The Seeds of Thor

What came first, the plants and food and products around you - or their seeds? Seattle Naturalist Rose O'Donnell interviews Thor Hanson for this article on the amazing and intrinsic life of seeds.

Mazama Ridge, Mount Rainier - Assist Given to Lost Snowshoers

Mazama Ridge, Mount Rainier - Assist Given to Lost Snowshoers

From our snow camp, a student reported seeing two people signaling for help. We could hear them shouting that they were lost. We responded.

Expect the Unexpected: An AWE-inspiring Recap of our Annual Gala

Expect the Unexpected: An AWE-inspiring Recap of our Annual Gala

On March 18, 2017, we hosted AWE: expect the unexpected - a special gala event celebrating our community and supporting the future success of our programs. Here's a recap in case you missed it.

Where To Go Friction/Slab Climbing

Where To Go Friction/Slab Climbing

In the final of a 3 part blog series, learn the best places to practice your new friction slab climbing techniques, including a new one-of-its-kind facility at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center.

10 Essential Questions: Marcey Kosman

10 Essential Questions: Marcey Kosman

Meet Marcey Kosman, a 4-year member from Canada whose passion for the outdoors is so overflowing it's hard to contain in this blog.

Conditioning for Outdoor Enthusiasts over 50

Conditioning for Outdoor Enthusiasts over 50

Restore balance and coordination for any age or ability level.

Foothills Branch Leadership Opportunities - 2016

Foothills Branch Leadership Opportunities - 2016

The Foothills Branch is looking for new voices and leaders to step in and bring fresh ideas and energy to the Eastside community. You don't need to have been a member for very long or even have experience leading a committee; just a passion for The Mountaineers and the ability to listen and solve problems.

Why wasn't I getting emails from The Mountaineers?

Why wasn't I getting emails from The Mountaineers?

This year we've had some email deliverability issues, but we're happy to report we've addressed the problem.

Tacoma Mountaineers Open House and Special Presentation -  Nov 19

Tacoma Mountaineers Open House and Special Presentation - Nov 19

Come and learn how to get involved in Mountaineers courses and activities, and enjoy our feature presenation: "Skiing the Ice Cap Slam" by Julie Myer. Doors open 6:30pm.

Pretty Faces - an interview with Lynsey Dyer

Pretty Faces - an interview with Lynsey Dyer

Lynsey Dyer is a professional adventurer. Many of you know her as a professional skier, but she’s also a photographer, artist, and now, feature filmmaker. In 2007 she co-founded SheJumps, a nonprofit organization devoted to increasing women’s participation in the outdoors.

Seattle Photography Committee Featured Member - June 2017

Seattle Photography Committee Featured Member - June 2017

Jon Shields is the Seattle Photography Committee featured member for June 2017.

The Extreme Fishermen of Portugal’s Rota Vicentina

The Extreme Fishermen of Portugal’s Rota Vicentina

Our Mountaineers leaders go all over the world. These global adventures remind us that a trip is as much about companions and food as they are about the trails and environment. In this unique trip, we learned a little about a type of fishing in Portugal that isn't for the light-hearted.