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Do you ever marvel at how beautiful our state is? From lush forests, to magnificent glaciated peaks to the shores of Puget Sound, we live in an awe-inspiring place. Read more…

Earthquake in Nepal

At The Mountaineers, we are grieving for those affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Thousands of lives have been lost, many more are injured without access to basic essentials, and local communities have been completely destroyed. Read more…

Breakthrough - Auction Sneak Peek

A breakthrough is defined as "a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development" or as "an instance of achieving success". At The Mountaineers, we have 109 years worth of breakthroughs in our history - starting at the very beginning: 1906. Read more…

Open House and Adventure Speaker Series- April 17

Join us for a chance to connect with and hear from Tacoma Branch members. Read more…

Drawn Premieres in the Pacific Northwest

North. South. East. West. Join artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins for the Pacific Northwest debut of the award-winning film and book, Drawn, on April 18 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland or April 20 at the Neptune Theater in SeattleRead more…

Corporate Endowment Creates Innovative "Alpine SCUBA" Program

Hundreds of people hike up the stunning peaks of the Cascade Mountain range and visit the Pacific Northwest's gorgeous alpine lakes each weekend. But only recently have innovative pioneers begun exploring what was under the surface of those hiking destinations! The Mountaineers Alpine SCUBA diving program now makes that possible for everyone!  Read more…

Sonics Legends Enjoy Outdoor Adventures While Waiting for Expansion Franchise

In 2008, the NBA and Howard Schultz broke Seattle's heart by picking up and moving to Oklahoma City (and then failing to win a championship that Seattle fans would have delivered). Local legends who lived in the area, and enjoyed the praise that no other city would lavish on them like Seattle can, stood awestruck that such a rich and proud tradition like Sonics basketball could be gone in an instant. Legends like Slick Watts, Gary Payton, and Shawn Kemp stuck around and lobbied for another NBA franchise, however, David Stern and the league resisted, telling every other team that needed a new arena, "those Seattle sharks are always willing to swoop in and steal your team if you don't make your taxpayers pony up for a new building."  As time went by, the Sonics faithful remained dedicated to the cause, but realized they needed to keep their minds and bodies fresh as the waiting dragged on. Who did they turn to to keep themselves fresh? The Mountaineers, that's who.  Read more…

BeWild with Colin Haley: From Shuksan to Cerro Torre

Trying to plan event with an alpinist is like trying to pin a tail on a kite already in the air. You’re generally limited to catching up with them in quick email bursts whenever the weather has turned foul, then you can expect radio silence during any fair weather stretches. Read more…

2.2 - Book Buying Made Easy

We're proud to announce the integration of our library of Mountaineering literature to mountaineers.org. From our award-winning guidebooks to critically-acclaimed photo books, we have something for everyone who relates with the mission of The Mountaineers! Read more…

Reflecting on Reinhold Messner's Visit to Seattle

It may sound odd, but Reinhold Messner has been inside my head for more than two decades. His deeds, his remarkable introspection, and his sheer productivity set him in a class all his own. In addition to climbing the fourteen 8000-meter peaks, crossing Antarctica and the Gobi Desert on foot, and researching the roots of the Yeti, he has written some sixty books. I’m proud to note that Mountaineers Books has published translations of fourteen of those books, making us his publisher of record in North America.  Read more…