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Adventure Writing Workshop with Charlotte Austin - May 15, 2017

We're very excited to be hosting IMG 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 travel writing.  Read more…

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

In a moment of awe, your body responds viscerally. You get goose bumps and the hair on the back of your neck stands up. You feel small, yet powerful. As if you understand what matters in the world. As if you’ve been given a splendid gift – one that can never be taken away. Read more…

Dee Molenaar - A Mt. Rainier icon

A musty odor wafts up as we descend the narrow, creaky staircase into the basement. I’m following a surefooted 92-year-old man down the steps and into a cold, well-lit room. Paint, brushes, books, and stacks of papers cover every available surface. “It’s here,” he says as he gestures me to follow him towards a large table. Read more…

AWE - Auction Sneak Peek

Awe is defined as "an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, and fear produced by that which is grand, sublime, and extremely powerful." At The Mountaineers, we have 110 years of awe-inspiring moments in our history, from our founding in 1906 to helping to establish all three national parks in our state, we are proud of our legacy and are doing all we can to continue making an impact. Read more…

AWE Strikes Again: Expect the Unexpected with Kit DesLauriers March 18

Two years ago, we welcomed 400 members of our community for Breakthough, a night celebrating the accomplishments of those who dare to adventure outside the box. We told guests to expect the unexpected. When special guest Alex Honnold put on a harness and participated in a Tyrolean traverse race 20ft above the audience, guests were in awe. Read more…

AWE - expect the unexpected - March 18

We look forward to seeing you when you join The Mountaineers for an unforgettable evening at our annual Gala celebration! Read more…

Enhanced Trip Navigation Resources

Climbers, scramblers, hikers, snowshoers are all keen to find good beta for the next adventure. Sometimes a simple, downloadable map customized for the trail or route is enough. Other times we want tracks to follow when traveling in questionable terrain. There is no shortage of private and public collections of maps and tracks online, but we want to make these materials more accessible to you. Read more…

Olympia Branch Presents Radical Reels - March 3

The best high-adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to Olympia on March 3, 2017. Join The Olympia Mountaineers as we host Radical Reels! Read more…

Tech Update 2.8 - Lodge Reservations, Merchandise

After lots of hard work all last fall and early this winter, we're pleased to announce two new major features have been added to our website: an online lodge reservation system and online merchandise sales. We've also made some smaller, noteworthy improvements. Read more…

Happy 94th Birthday, Fred Beckey!

Fred Beckey, a living legend among Northwest Mountaineers, is a climber, environmentalist, historian, and author. He is recognized as one the most imaginative, persistent, and thorough explorer and mountain investigator of the Cascade Range Wilderness.  Read more…