Mountaineers Books Holiday Gift Guide 2015

When you give Mountaineers Books as gifts, you are giving more than just a holiday present -- you are encouraging a lifelong love of reading and the outdoors!
Lace Thornberg Lace Thornberg
November 24, 2015
Mountaineers Books Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Are you looking for holiday gifts that will inspire, educate, entertain and delight? Well, look no further than Mountaineers Books.

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Our Holiday Book-Shopping Guide has dozens of titles offering great advice and inspiration from today’s leading outdoor experts.


Give the know-how that goes with the new backcountry skis or snowshoes  under the tree. 

  • Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
  • Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington
  • Snowshoe Routes: Washington, third edition

 And, for the gear junkie who already has two of everything, try this stocking stuffer:

  • Don't Forget the Duct Tape: Tips & Tricks for Repairing & Maintaining Outdoor & Travel Gear, 2nd Edition


Great for beginner or experienced gardeners alike, these two books shows you how to design beautiful wildlife-friendly gardens. 

    • Real Gardens Grow Natives: Design, Plant, and Enjoy a Healthy Northwest Garden
  • Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead, and Grow Vegetables Year-Round

Books for Bedtime Readers

Wrap up one of these narratives and your giftee will have a brilliant answer to the question: “What’s on your nightstand?”

  •  Minus 148 Degrees, Anniversary Edition: First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley. This is a gripping, can't-put-down, mountaineering classic by author Art Davidson.
  • Faith of Cranes: Finding Hope and Family in Alaska. Several thousand birds and one little girl teach a new father there is no future imaginable that does not leave room for compassion and grace.
  •  Drawn: The Art of Ascent.  This beautifully illustrated tale encourages you to go where you are drawn. 


Perfect for the birders or bear fans on your list.

  • The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast. Florian Schulz’s beautiful document of animal migrations from Baja California to the Arctic Sea.
  • Sage Spirit: The American West at a Crossroads. Meet the animals of the Tetons, Greater Yellowstone, Gunnison Basin and more.


Know someone looking to live more lightly on the planet? Share one of these great books to help him make lifestyle changes that really add up.  

  • Urban Cycling: How To Get To Work, Save Money, And Use Your Bike For City Living
  • Fresh Pantry: Eat Seasonally, Cook Smart, & Learn to Love Your Vegetables


  • Best Hikes with Dogs: Washington: 
  • Unleashed: Climbing Canines, Hiking Hounds, Fishing Fidos, And Other Daring Dogs


Ah, our dear sweet public lands. That special someone you know who just loves our National Park System will surely enjoy:

  • Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears: 100 Years of the National Park Service.
  • The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby

 If we haven’t already convinced you that there is a perfect book for everyone on your shopping list, remember that Mountaineers members get 20% off all purchases.

You can find all of these books - and more - at The Mountaineers Bookstore, which is running a sale and special hours just for the holidays, or right here on this website. You can also find our books at independent bookstores and on Amazon.   

Another way to gain a lifelong love for our wild places is with a Mountaineers membership. Many of you chose to #OptOutside for the Thanksgiving holiday, and now we want to offer you a way to opt outside all year round. Give the gift of the outdoors this holiday season at 25% off. 


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