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Mountaineers Names New CEO Tom Vogl

Mountaineers Names New CEO Tom Vogl

Marketing executive and outdoorsman Tom Vogl named as new CEO of The Mountaineers.

Adventure

Adventure

"An adventure remakes our sense of our place in the world. Adventure is the shock and the terror of the new. That’s what we seek, isn’t it?"

VHF Radios and Safety 101 for Sea Kayakers

VHF Radios and Safety 101 for Sea Kayakers

Read a story of a close-call when kayaking, and learn how VHF radios can be a life-saver on the water. Plus, learn other important safety tips for kayakers.

A step Ahead of Avalanches

A step Ahead of Avalanches

The snow season is just around the corner - but with it comes the possibility of avalanches. Early season avalanches can be particularly surprising. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind, but be sure to take an AIARE class if you plan on spending much time in the backcountry this winter.

#GiveBIG for the Future with Lynn Hill

#GiveBIG for the Future with Lynn Hill

Lynn Hill spoke at The Mountaineers annual fundraiser, where she was inspired by our dedicated community committed to the idea of giving back. In this post, Lynn shares why she's giving big for #GiveBIG to support the future of The Mountaineers.

We've got a $10,000 match for #GiveBIG!

We've got a $10,000 match for #GiveBIG!

Last year we raised over $28,000 from our community of supporters. This year we hope to raise $30,000! To help get us there, Rich & Martha Draves are matching the first $10,000!

How To: Take Advantage of Workplace Giving

How To: Take Advantage of Workplace Giving

Does your company have a Workplace Giving program? If so, submit your hours, dues, and donations to be matched. It's an easy way to double your impact!

Mount Si - Love it or hate it, we need it

Mount Si - Love it or hate it, we need it

Craig Romano, guidebook author, talks about the benefits of the popularity of Mount Si - despite the crowds.

Trip Report: Lake Ann in the Rain

Trip Report: Lake Ann in the Rain

Hike Leader Tom Bancroft takes us on a visual, surprise-filled hike with this trip report from a recent hike to Lake Ann, a sub-alpine lake near Mt. Shuksan. No surprise: it was raining.

10 Essential Questions: Anya Zolotarova

10 Essential Questions: Anya Zolotarova

Meet Anya Zolotarova, a Ukranian who got engaged on a mountain-top, kick-starting her love for exploring in the Pacific Northwest.

10 Essential Questions: Elizabeth Lunney

10 Essential Questions: Elizabeth Lunney

Meet Elizabeth Lunney, the new interim executive director of The Mountaineers, a mother of three who is inspired by generosity of all forms.

Meet The Mountaineers + Gear Grab - Feb 12

Meet The Mountaineers + Gear Grab - Feb 12

Learn all about us, ask questions about our courses and activities directly to our volunteer leaders, discover our youth and education programs, and learn how we advocate for you in the outdoors. Plus, with our special twice-yearly gear grab, sell or pickup gently used gear!

Join Us For the Fourth Annual Leadership Conference!

Join Us For the Fourth Annual Leadership Conference!

Registration is filling-up quickly, but space is still available! We hope that you can join us for a fun and interactive day of leadership development.

Swimming Holes of Seattle

Swimming Holes of Seattle

Anna Katz and Shane Robinson, the authors of "Swimming Holes of Washington," share their favorite Seattle-area spots to beat the heat.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

This year we give give a toast to our public lands. Happy Thanksgiving.

Holiday Gift Membership - Save 25%

Holiday Gift Membership - Save 25%

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

10 Essential Questions: Andrea Bedlington

10 Essential Questions: Andrea Bedlington

Meet Andrea Bedlington, a 2-year member and Pharmacy Student from Everett who joined The Mountaineers after being rescued by our members after a climbing accident.

Author and International Mountaineer Nick Clinch Passes Away

Author and International Mountaineer Nick Clinch Passes Away

Mountaineers Books author and one of America's most successful expedition leaders, Nick Clinch, passed away on June 15, 2016 at the age of 85.

Be An Outdoor Ambassador: How To Implement Low-Impact Recreation Skills

Be An Outdoor Ambassador: How To Implement Low-Impact Recreation Skills

Use the skills in these videos to become an Outdoor Ambassador: someone who is mindful of your impact on our wild places, and who follows the ethics of leave no trace to preserve our outdoor playgrounds for generations to come.

GiveBIG has extended another day!

GiveBIG has extended another day!

Sometimes one day isn't enough. GiveBIG has been extended another day!

GiveBIG with Brendan Leonard!

GiveBIG with Brendan Leonard!

Support The Mountaineers by giving to GiveBIG today!

It's time - GiveBIG with Beth Rodden!

It's time - GiveBIG with Beth Rodden!

GiveBIG starts today! Make sure to give to The Mountaineers!

Need a Great Wedding Gift Idea?

Need a Great Wedding Gift Idea?

The latest release from Mountaineers Books Skipstone line, Fresh Pantry, makes a perfect wedding or shower gift for summer 2014.

10 Essential Questions: Paul Spitalny

10 Essential Questions: Paul Spitalny

Meet Paul Spitalny, a 25-year member originally from New York who finds inspiration in the sheer beauty of our planet and thinks a "can do" attitude makes mountain adventures possible.

Find a Park, Drink Wine, Get a Discount - Sept 14

Find a Park, Drink Wine, Get a Discount - Sept 14

Hear a presentation about cool Seattle parks you didn't know existed and get refreshments and a BIG discount on new outdoor gear and clothing!

An Epic Scramble on Granite Mountain

An Epic Scramble on Granite Mountain

What happens when a group changes plans, splits up, and someone takes a spill.

BeWild Speaker Series 2016

BeWild Speaker Series 2016

The BeWild Speaker Series, presented by adidas outdoor, puts passion and adventure on the stage. Come to any one of these talks - or all four - and leave inspired to seek adventure, connect with nature, and protect the wild places where we play.

10 Essential Questions: Sarah McCroy

10 Essential Questions: Sarah McCroy

Meet Sarah McCroy, a PCT Thru Hiker, Wonderland Trail Finisher, and Mountaineers Backpack leader whose 11th essential is a trowel called the 'Deuce of Spades'.

New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar - Oct 7

New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar - Oct 7

This 2.5 hour evening course provides experienced hikers or backpackers information they need to become an effective hike or backpack leader with The Mountaineers, or for long-time leaders to refresh their skills and knowledge about leading hikes and backpacks.

The Return of the Fisher

The Return of the Fisher

Fishers are back. No, not fishermen - the weasels that disappeared in Washington state after heavy fur-trapping in the 1800-1900's. Wildlife biologists started bringing them back to the Olympic Peninsula in 2008 (from Canada) and in 2016, to the Cascades. You may be lucky enough to see one in the wilderness this summer.