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Ready, Set, Bid! The Mountaineers Auction is Live

The Mountaineers Annual Gala is only eight days away but bidding in the silent auction starts TODAY! There is still time to join us virtually to access our online auction and catch all the action on April 1 during the livestream presentation. Register for a virtual ticket to ensure you receive the link to the auction and live broadcast.  Read more… Read more…

Claim your virtual seat and dream up your next adventure

Tickets to attend the 2023 Gala in person are officially SOLD OUT but you can still join us virtually for an unforgettable evening! Virtual event registration gives you early access to our online auction and the chance to catch all the action on April 1 during the livestream presentation.  Read more… Read more…

5Point Adventure Film Festival - March 9, 2023

5Point Adventure Film Festival is an adventure film festival based out of Carbondale, Colorado, and on tour internationally. 5Point Adventure Film Festival is dedicated to sharing stories of adventure that have the power to ignite positive social and environmental change in our local communities and around the globe. Their five founding principles - respect, commitment, humility, purpose, and balance - guide our curation process and festival experience. Read more… Read more…

Adventure Awaits in The Mountaineers Online Auction

Dreaming of your next big adventure? Enjoy this in-depth first look at a few of the auction items available at the 2023 Gala! Bid on the ultimate vacation, and feel great knowing that your donation will help elevate the way our community transforms lives through outdoor education and conservation.  Read more… Read more…

2022-2023 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The world-renowned Banff Centre's Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrates its 47th year, continuing to bring the best action, environment, and adventure films to audiences in Banff and no less than 40 countries across the globe. Join The Mountaineers  to catch our last showing of Banff in Olympia on March 24-26. Read more… Read more…

Meet Philip Henderson and Steve Swenson at the 2023 Gala

April 1 will be a night to remember. Once a year, we gather together to raise funds allowing us to elevate the way our community transforms lives through outdoor education and conservation. We exchange stories, raise our glasses, and are reminded of the tremendous contributions of our community’s most inspiring individuals. Read more… Read more…

Olympia Branch Used Gear Sale Feb 9, 2023

 Have you recently sorted through your gear stash and found some things that you haven't used for a while or no longer need?  Rent a table at the Used Gear Sale and go home with some cash. Read more… Read more…

Olympia Adventure Speaker Series 2022-2023

Mountaineers from all branches, their guests, and community members are invited to join the Olympia Mountaineers on the first Wednesday of each month from November 2022 through March  2023 for our much-loved Adventure Speaker Series! Olympia Mountaineers have hosted this amazing free event for many years, and are pleased to be able to return this year with a line up of new and familiar speakers. Read more… Read more…

Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive - January 9

On Monday, January 9, The Mountaineers will be hosting a Pop-Up Donor Center with Bloodworks Northwest at the Seattle Program Center from 9am-3pm. Read more… Read more…

Volunteer Appreciation Night - Back In-person!

After three years, The Mountaineers annual Volunteer Appreciation Night is back in-person. Last year, we pivoted to a virtual event and had a wonderful time recognizing our 2021 Volunteer Award Recipients. Read more… Read more…

Holiday Gear Grab - Dec 12

Join The Mountaineers for our annual Holiday Gear Grab! Come search for holiday gifts, treat yourself to something special, or sell your used gear. Summer, winter, and all-season gear is welcome. The Gear Grab is open to all at the  Seattle Program Center from 6-8pm on Monday, December 12. Read more… Read more…

Jeremy Jones, "The Art of Shralpinism" - Nov 10

Join The Mountaineers in welcoming famed snowboarder Jeremy Jones on November 10 as he presents his new book The Art of Shralpinism: Lessons from the Mountains. Read more… Read more…

Teton Gravity Research Backcountry Ski Film Slam - Nov 17

Join the new Seattle Backcountry Ski Committee at the Seattle Program Center for its inaugural event, a screening of two great ski films produced by Teton Gravity Research. Meet up with friends, have a beverage, and build the stoke for the upcoming ski season. Read more… Read more…

Watch The Mountaineers Annual Meeting from Sep 13, 2022


Each year, we host an annual meeting for our members to share a retroactive tour of our last fiscal year. Members are invited to join virtually to hear about how The Mountaineers is doing, learn more about our strategic planning process and upcoming focus sessions, have the opportunity to ask questions of our leaders. Per our bylaws, the Annual Meeting also allows Mountaineers members to make At-Large Director nominations from the floor for the 2022 election season. Here's the recording from September 13, 2022. Read more… Read more…

An Evening of Advocacy: Featured Artists - Sep 24

Join us on the waterfront on Saturday, September 24 for An Evening of Advocacy and incredible artwork!  Read more… Read more…

Mountainfilm on Tour - Oct 13 & Nov 5, 2022

Join The Mountaineers this fall for an evening of inspiring and captivating outdoor films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. Read more… Read more…

End of Summer Gear Grab - August 29

Have a gear wishlist a mile long, or some extra gear you'd like to unload? Come to The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center from 6-8pm on Monday, August 29 for our upcoming Gear Grab.  Read more… Read more…

An Evening of Advocacy on Seattle’s Waterfront - Sep 24

We are thrilled to welcome you on Saturday, September 24 to support our impactful conservation and advocacy work. The Mountaineers has a long and rich history as a regional leader in these efforts, and we need your help to continue moving the needle on climate policy. Read more… Read more…

You’re Invited! End of Summer Bash at REI - Sep 15

Join us on September 15 for our End of Summer Bash hosted by REI. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a fun night of food, drinks, and music on the outdoor terrace at REI Seattle’s Flagship Store. Read more… Read more…

Author Event, "All and Nothing: Inside Free Soloing" - Sep 13

Join The Mountaineers as we host author and climber Jeff Smoot at The Seattle Program Center on September 13 for a presentation on his new book All and Nothing: Inside Free Soloing. Read more… Read more…

Stevens Lodge Stewardship Weekend - June 24-26, 2022

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding stewardship experience? Join us for a weekend at Stevens Lodge to give back Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26. You can join for one or more days to help tear out an old bathroom and prepare it for a much-needed remodel. We will also clean out the lodge of 40+ year of accumulated junk.  Read more… Read more…

Adventure Writing Workshop with Charlotte Austin - June 16, 2022

We're very excited to be hosting international mountain guide and adventure writer Charlotte Austin again for an evening writing workshop. Whether you're an experienced author, part-time blogger, or curious novice, this class will give you a glimpse into the wide world of writing.  Read more… Read more…

Beauty and the Beast at Kitsap Forest Theater

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, at the most magical of places – the Kitsap Forest Theater. Read more… Read more…

Gear Grab - May 16

Have a gear wishlist a mile long, or some extra gear you'd like to unload? Come to The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center from 6-8pm on Monday, May 16 for our upcoming Gear Grab.  Read more… Read more…

Olympia Mountaineers Presents Banff Mountain Film Festival - Apr 30 & May 1

Olympia Mountaineers have been sponsoring the Banff Film Festival for many years, and this spring, The Olympia Branch  and the Olympia Film Society are thrilled to bring live shows back to Olympia! Read more… Read more…

Adventure With Purpose: A Recap of Our 2022 Gala

The Mountaineers adventure with purpose. We seek out places that are bigger than ourselves to uncover joy and feel the transformative power of nature. We’re advocates, raising our voices together for this and future generations, all while adventuring in places big and small. We’re a community, teaching responsible recreation for all people to find belonging in the outdoors. And we flourish thanks to a culture of giving. Our volunteers give back and pay it forward, empowering others to confidently explore in their own backyards and beyond.  Read more… Read more…

See You Soon! How to Watch The Mountaineers Gala

We’re thrilled to entertain you as a virtual guest for The Mountaineers 2022 Gala: Adventure with Purpose. This will be a celebration you won’t want to miss! Read more… Read more…

Ready, Set, Bid! The Mountaineers 2022 Gala Online Auction is Live

The day has finally come - it’s time to start bidding! The Mountaineers 2022 Gala: Adventure with Purpose will take place on April 2 but bidding in the online auction starts TODAY. You have eight days to bid high and bid often for once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Read more… Read more…

Bad Movie Night - April 6

It's been over five years, and we are THRILLED to bring back Bad Movie Night, the premier event you didn't know you needed in your life. We hope you'll come by on April 6 to experience the magic of heckling a bad adventure movie with your new outdoor friends. Read more… Read more…

Join us for a Conservation & Advocacy Town Hall - Apr 27

The Mountaineers has a long history of protecting our natural landscapes. Time and time again, small individual actions have led to big victories for Washington’s outdoors, from the formation of Olympic National Park to the recent expansion of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Today, we continue our proud legacy by educating our members on how to be thoughtful stewards, advocating for the places we explore, and inspiring the outdoor community to take action for threatened landscapes.  Read more… Read more…