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BeWild Speaker Series 2018 Lineup

The Mountaineers are proud to present the BeWild Speaker Series, putting passion and adventure on the stage! This year, we're presenting adventurers who've 'found' themselves in the outdoors. Come to these talks to unlock inspiration to seek adventure, connect with nature, and work to protect the wild places we cherish. Read more…

Remembering Mountaineer Bill Maxwell

Mountaineers often measure their heroes by first ascents or mettle under adverse conditions. Former president Bill Maxwell earned his place in the annals of Mountaineers’ history as much for skill in the boardroom as for his many alpine scrambling trips and global adventures. Read more…

A Public Memorial for Legendary Fred Beckey - Dec 3

Fred Beckey, a legend among Northwest Mountaineers, and a climber, environmentalist, historian, and Mountaineers Books author, passed away on October 30, 2017. On December 3 we will gather to celebrate his amazing life. Please join us to honor his enduring impact. Read more…

Wilderness Trekker J.R. Harris to Share Gripping Stories from More than Fifty Years of Adventure

Mountaineers Books, in partnership with  Seward Park Audubon Center and  The Trail Posse, presents J.R. Harris' Way Out There: Adventurers of a Wilderness Trekker talk and book signing at Third Place Books - Seward Park in Seattle on Wednesday, November 29 from 7-8pm.  The talk is free and open to the public.  Read more…

Tech Update 2.9 - Many Small Improvements

From April through November, we worked on several improvements to our website and our Salesforce platform. And in October and November, we added bigger improvements and one new features. Read on to learn more! Read more…

How to #OptOutside This Thanksgiving

Two years ago REI made headlines with their decision to close stores on Black Friday and pay their employees to #OptOutside instead. At The Mountaineers, we couldn't love this decision more. Like REI, we believe going outside is not just good for your health - but good for your soul.  Read more…

"The Climbers" Awarded Grand Prize in 2017 Banff Mountain Book Competition

Chosen from a field of more than 170 international titles, The Climbers by photographer Jim Herrington was awarded the prestigious Grand Prize at the recent 2017 Banff Mountain Book Competition in Banff, Alberta, Canada.  The Climbers was also named the competition's Category Winner for Mountaineering History. Read more…

The Life and Times of an International Mountain Guide with Charlotte Austin - Nov 7

Have you ever wondered what it's like to guide climbers to the summit of Mount Rainier? Would you like to know the five things that are always in a travel writer's backpack? Do you want to work outdoors, or maybe pursue a career as a guide? Read more…

Adventure Writing Workshop with Charlotte Austin - Oct 30

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…

2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The most prestigious mountain festival in the world, The Banff Centre’s Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrates 41  years in 2017 by continuing to bring the best action, environmental, and adventure films to audiences in Banff and in 40 countries across the globe. Read more…

Mountainfilm Festival Preview: A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends

After losing his best friend in a terrorist attack in Uganda, Tyler Dunning embarks on a journey to visit all 59 United States National Parks, to find nature, himself and eventually his broader outdoor community. Read more…

Leaked Report Kicks Off Whirlwind Week for National Monuments

After weeks of uncertainty, a leaked report from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has reignited concerns about the fate of National Monuments and what this could mean for our public lands. The memo, titled Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act, doesn’t specify boundary changes, but does issue clear recommendations to shrink or alter ten National Monuments. Read more…

Introduction to Hiking - Oct 16 in Issaquah

Are you new to the Pacific Northwest and to giving hiking/backpacking a try for the first time? If you're not sure where to go, how to find compatible people to go with, what gear you need, or how to do it safely, join us on Monday, October 16 for a free seminar. Read more…

Walking the Wild: 18 Days on the John Muir Trail with Daniel Zilcsak - October 4

The Mountaineers Walking the Wild Series celebrates extraordinary trekking and backpacking adventures by Mountaineers members with stories, photography, and information for other members to add those same experiences to their life list! Read more…

Mountainfilm on Tour - October 12 & 14, 2017

Established in 1979, Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and motivating audiences about environments, cultures, issues, and adventures. Read more…

Sail on the Adventuress September 24

As Mountaineers, many of us have spent the majority of our days roaming the hills, but haven't spent enough time on the waters of Puget Sound! On Sunday September 24, you're invited to try sailing without any prior experience, at just $45 for our members ($50 general public)! You can't find an experience like this anywhere else. Read more…

We're Searching for Our Next Development Director

In July, we were sad to say goodbye to our Development Director, Mary Hsue, after six very impactful years. Now we're looking to fill her shoes. Read more…

Find a Park, Drink Wine, Get a Discount - Sept 14

Fjallraven, a new outdoor clothing and gear brand in the Northwest, and Canoe Ridge Vineyard, a Seattle-based winery, are anxious to meet Mountaineers, show you what they offer, and give you a big discount - all while you learn about Seattle parks that you've probably never heard of. Read more…

Two Mountaineers Books Titles Named Finalists in 2017 Washington State Book Awards

Mountaineers Books is thrilled to announce that two of our recent titles are finalists for the 2017 Washington State Book Award — My Old Man and the Mountain: A Memoir by Leif Whittaker and Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild by Adrienne Ross Scanlan. Each of these are debut books by the authors. Read more…

Remembering Mountaineer Sue Bennett

With great sadness we share the news of the passing of Sue Bennett, a beloved member of The Mountaineers community - a Mountaineer, Bellingham branch member, volunteer leader, and board member. Read more…

Join us for two screenings of "Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey" - Sept 9 & 16

A 94-year-old Northwest native, Fred Beckey is the quintessential “dirtbag” - the original in a breed of rebellious, fearless mountain climbers. Director Dave O’Leske spent 10 years shadowing Beckey throughout the world as chronicled those tales in DIRTBAG. We hope you'll join us for a special screenings September 9 or 16! Read more…

Introduction to Hiking in the PNW - Free Seminar in Issaquah July 6

There's still room in this free and informative two-hour evening seminar, designed for brand new hikers and for people who have hiked before but want an introduction to safe hiking in our major Pacific Northwest hiking areas. Join us Thursday, June 6 in Issaquah and unlock your new passion. Read more…

Introducing Kick Step IPA: A Beer Partnership with Ghostfish Brewing

We're excited to introduce Kick Step IPA, a bold and distinctly Northwest India Pale Ale by Ghostfish Brewing, benefiting The Mountaineers. Read more…

Canon Explorers of Light Presentation with Stephen Johnson - Nov 17

Join our Seattle Photography Committee on November 17 to enjoy a presentation from photography pioneer Stephen Johnson. We're partnering with Canon as part of our Speaker Series featuring expert photographers from around the US. Read more…

Walking the Wild Series - Trekking in Patagonia with Steve Yi - June 1

Steve Yi is an avid alpinist, ice climber, skier, hiker and outdoor photographer, who has traveled to many parts of the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Argentina to experience the outdoors. He's also a climb leader and instructor with The Mountaineers. Read more…

BeWild Speaker Series 2014-2017 Lineup

The Mountaineers are proud to present the BeWild Speaker Series, putting passion and adventure on the stage! This year, we're presenting adventurers who've 'found' themselves in the outdoors. Come to these talks to unlock inspiration to seek adventure, connect with nature, and work to protect the wild places we cherish. Read more…

Two Free Webinars To Take Your Outdoor Adventures Further

Save your legs and learn expert outdoor tips from the comfort of your living room! Mountaineers Books is excited to bring you author webinars this summer - just in time for your next big adventure. Read more…

Wild Skills Day for Girls - May 20 & June 11

SheJumps and The Mountaineers are pleased to present Wild Skills Day again this year - a free day camp for young girls (age 6-12) to learn the skills they need for outdoor adventuring. You can read more about this exceptional experience from Wild Skills Director Christy Pelland.  Read more…

Leader Resources Webinars - April 24 & May 16

As many of our most experienced leaders know, there's a lot to learn about our website and running Mountaineers programs. Whether you’re a new or seasoned leader, we want to make your life easier by making sure you know what resources are out there for you.  Read more…

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…