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Eddie Bauer Prodeal

For years Mountaineers members enjoyed 40% off from Eddie Bauer. In late 2013 Eddie Bauer had to suspend the program indefinitely. Learn more about the status of the partnership.

2014 Membership Survey Results

2014 Membership Survey Results

In 2013 we polled our members to find out what's working and where we can improve. Take a look at what we learned.

Leader Spotlight: Jerry Logan

Leader Spotlight: Jerry Logan

Leader Spotlight is a monthly blog to showcase our incredible volunteer leadership at The Mountaineers. It is a platform for our leaders to share tips and tricks, favorite memories, and inspiration for new and rising leaders. Meet this month's featured leader: Jerry Logan

An Appalachian Trail Evening with Heather "Anish" Anderson - Dec. 2, 2015

An Appalachian Trail Evening with Heather "Anish" Anderson - Dec. 2, 2015

In September 2015, Heather "Anish" Anderson set the fastest known time to hike the Appalachian Trail unsupported. Hear her trail story plus see a riveting National Geographic film about the Appalachian Trail!

VOTE NOW! Board of Directors Election 2015

VOTE NOW! Board of Directors Election 2015

Vote now in The Mountaineers Board of Directors 2015 elections.

Secret Rainier: A Comet, a Park, and a Point

Secret Rainier: A Comet, a Park, and a Point

Longtime Mountaineers trip leaders, Gene Yore, Mickey Eisenberg and Steve McClure call the hidden gems of Mount Rainier National Park “Our Secret Rainier.” This feature is part of a periodic installment on these unique and hard-to-find gems in the park.

Weekend Photography Trip to Central Washington

Weekend Photography Trip to Central Washington

A group from the Photography Committee traveled to central Washington to photograph abandoned buildings and the starry night sky.

Kitsap Basic Alpine Course - Expanding My Reach!

Kitsap Basic Alpine Course - Expanding My Reach!

After 30 years of hiking and scrambling in the Pacific Northwest, Paul decided to learn new skills with The Mountaineers and enrolled in the Kitsap Basic Alpine Course. Read all about his experience.

Stay at Stevens Lodge and Welcome Summer PCT Hikers!

Stay at Stevens Lodge and Welcome Summer PCT Hikers!

Stevens Lodge is looking for volunteers who want to spend a week or more at the lodge this summer welcoming PCT hikers and overseeing the property.

The Mountaineers Core Values

The Mountaineers Core Values

Our current strategic plan wraps up this year and we're turning our attention to creating Vision 2022. The Mountaineers Core Values, along with our mission statement, are the foundation upon which we'll build the future of adventure, advocacy, community, education, and volunteerism.

10 Essential Questions: Jean Walkinshaw

10 Essential Questions: Jean Walkinshaw

Meet Jean Walkinshaw, a lifetime adventurer with a family legacy in The Mountaineers who - at 89 years young - proves it's never too late to become a member.

The Hills are Afoul with the Smell of Poo

The Hills are Afoul with the Smell of Poo

"Okay people, it's time to talk about poop. Yes, I know there's a time and a place. That's exactly why we want to talk about it."

Did You Know? Hope Island State Park

Did You Know? Hope Island State Park

Hope Island, located off the Washington State coast, is a great option for your next ocean adventure. Learn about its history and get inspired to hop in your kayak.

A Kick Step Scavenger Hunt

A Kick Step Scavenger Hunt

You've been asking where to find Kick Step IPA in stores. We're thrilled to announce Trader Joe's will now carry 4-packs! Stake one out at a store near you, and post your pic for a chance to win.

Warm Weather Photography Trips: May-August

Warm Weather Photography Trips: May-August

The Seattle Mountaineers Photography Committee has a full schedule of photography trips during warmer weather this year.

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to The National Parks

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to The National Parks

Have you ever thought about hitching a ride to get from one trailhead to another in a National Park? Or maybe you wanted to go skiing and just needed a ride to an upper parking lot. Trail book author and hiking extraordinaire, Craig Romano, talks about his experience with this mode of transportation...and how he found out it was illegal.

10 Essential Questions: Yinan Zhao, Climb Leader

10 Essential Questions: Yinan Zhao, Climb Leader

Each week, The Mountaineers interview a member of our outdoor community to ask 10 Essential Questions. This week, we spoke with Yinan Zhao, a climb instructor who came to America from China with bigh dreams of conquering Mountains. This is her story.

Land & Water Conservation Fund Reauthorized!

Land & Water Conservation Fund Reauthorized!

A three-year renewal for The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been included in Congress's recent budget package, with $150 million more in funding for 2016!

Mountaineer magazine moves to quarterly

Mountaineer magazine moves to quarterly

Starting in 2016, Mountaineer magazine will become a larger quarterly publication with winter, spring, summer and fall issues.

Big Dreams - A Journey Along the PCT

Big Dreams - A Journey Along the PCT

Heather Anderson, whose trail name is "Anish," has inspired many - her journey into hiking changed her perspective of the world and her physical health. From a self-described bookworm, struggling with weight issues to the fastest person to complete the PCT, here is her story.

New yoga books and discounted classes for Mountaineers members

New yoga books and discounted classes for Mountaineers members

Grab one of our new yoga books for hikers and climbers, then enjoy trailhead yoga at Stevens Pass (at a discount!) with member Sara Papanikolaou.

2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

We’re bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to The Mountaineers again. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features the best mountain films this year, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.

Olympia Scramble Leader of the Year: David Geeraerts

Olympia Scramble Leader of the Year: David Geeraerts

Congratulations to David Geearaerts for being Olympia's scramble leader of the year!

Alex Honnold - Fred Beckey - Expect the Unexpected April 11

Alex Honnold - Fred Beckey - Expect the Unexpected April 11

We're thrilled to announce our featured guest for the April 11 BREAKTHROUGH Gala Event: Alex Honnold. The fundraising event will include dinner, reception and auction all benefiting The Mountaineers' programs, and we'll also be honoring Fred Beckey with a lifetime achievement award.

How To: Layer in the Backcountry

How To: Layer in the Backcountry

Learn how to layer in the backcountry from one of our staff who has more than 100 days (and a handful of nights) skiing in the backcountry.

Quartz Mountain - Where Did THAT Avalanche Come From?

Quartz Mountain - Where Did THAT Avalanche Come From?

From the time we entered the bottom of the gully, had the accident, provided first aid, descended, and had a lunch break at the bottom of the gully where we could still view the entire route, the ONLY snow activity of any kind was this small avalanche.

Backcountry Bites: Chocolate Matcha Energy Balls

Backcountry Bites: Chocolate Matcha Energy Balls

Nuts, trail mix, energy bars? They do the trick. But it doesn’t take long for regular snacks like those to become boring and bland. So I went on the search for something full of flavor, but healthy and compact. These chocolate matcha balls will give you both energy and a smile.

North Cascades Helicopter Landing Proposal

North Cascades Helicopter Landing Proposal

The U.S. Army has proposed several helicopter landing sites in the North Cascades for pilots to practice flyovers and high altitude landings. Some of the proposed landing zones have raised concerns because of their proximity to popular recreation and Wilderness areas.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Join us for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure to The Mountaineers.

How to #OptOutside This Thanksgiving

How to #OptOutside This Thanksgiving

#OptOutside with The Mountaineers this Thanksgiving season with this list of our weekend activities and favorite places. Share photos using The Mountaineers hashtag #OurPNW to see your fellow members and their families enjoying our outdoor playgrounds!