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You're invited to The Mountaineers 2022 Gala

At our in-person Gala, spend a night out on the town celebrating your Mountaineers community and raising funds for our shared outdoor experience. Enjoy a reception, dinner, and auction, and hear from the evening’s very special guests: Rick Ridgeway and Dianne Roberts. Guests will also take home camp-themed giveaways and enjoy a few fun surprises. We hope you’ll join us!  Read more…

Remembering Mountaineer Norm Winn

Norm Winn, a legendary outdoor advocate and former Mountaineers President, passed away on December 31, 2021. Norm served as President from 1975-1977, during which time he lobbied Congress with Washington State Governor Dan Evans to help to create the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. He also served on our Conservation Division for 25-years, and leaves behind a long legacy of advocacy for the outdoor experience. He was 82. Read more…

Olympia Branch Virtual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - 2021/22

Are you looking for something adventurous and inspiring to watch during these cold winter months?  Dive into the best outdoor films of the year with virtual access to the  2021/22 Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual World Tour! Banff is offering a specially-curated online-only playlist this year, so that you can stream films from the warmth and comfort of your home.  Read more…

Virtual 2021 Volunteer Appreciation Night - Jan 21

Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Mountaineers. To acknowledge their immense service to our organization,  we are hosting an hour-long virtual Volunteer Appreciation Night this year on Friday, January 21. Registration is open to volunteers from all branches. Read more…

Backpackers' Pajama Parties are Back

Grab your Zoom pants and slippers, a favorite beverage, and some popcorn! Our 2022 Backpackers' Pajama Party series is back by popular demand, and we're excited about the lineup of stunning backpacking trips that will be presented this winter to feed your backpacking dreams! Read more…

Adventure Speaker Series Returns to Olympia

Community members are invited to join the Olympia Mountaineers on the first Wednesday of each month from December 2021 through April 2022 for our Adventure Speaker Series. We've hosted this amazing event for many years and are pleased to be able to bring it back after a hiatus. Read more…

2022 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival - Feb 23 & 24

The world-renowned Banff Centre's Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrates its 46th 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 us as we host this premier outdoor film festival for our 16th year.  Read more…

Holiday Gear Grab - Dec 6

The Mountaineers has added a new Holiday Gear Grab to our annual used gear sales! Come search for holiday gifts, treat yourself to something special, or sell your own 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 6. Read more…

Thank You! From REI Co-op and The Mountaineers

On Wednesday, REI Co-op leadership partnered with The Mountaineers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of REI's Seattle Flagship store and support conservation and advocacy efforts led by The Mountaineers. Attendees gathered on the outdoor terrace to enjoy handmade tamales from Frelard Tamales, freshly baked cookies from Bell’s Cookie Co., and local beer and wine from Georgetown Brewery and Tinte Cellars. After nearly two years of virtual-only connections, it felt great to finally gather in-person in support of our wild places. Thank you to those who came out and joined the celebrations! Read more…

Watch The Mountaineers Annual Meeting - Sep 14, 2021

Each year, we host an annual meeting for our members to share a retroactive tour of our last fiscal year. Learn about our state of affairs from our board members and staff, hear about Governance Committee and Board nominations for At-Large Directors, and have the opportunity to ask questions of our leaders. Per our bylaws, the Annual Meeting also allows members of The Mountaineers to make At-Large Director nominations from the floor for the 2021 election season. We held the session virtually on September 14, 2021, and you can watch the recording here. Read more…