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New Member Events: Fall 2018

All new Mountaineers Members, welcome! We are excited to have you join our community of walkers, climbers, hikers, paddlers, photographers, naturalists, sailors, skiers, and more! We're a big organization with something for everyone, and we want to make it easy for you to jump right in!   Read more…

Green Snoqualmie Day - October 6, 2018

With the threat of invasive species, we are at risk of losing Snoqualmie's greatest treasure: our forests. The Green Snoqualmie Partnership continues the region's forest legacy and invites people of all ages to get outside, have fun, and engage in helping restore our green spaces. Read more…

Reroute to Seattle Program Center

Magnuson Park officials have recently installed a barrier preventing left turns after entering the park at the 74th street entrance. The purpose of this is to prevent traffic backing up into the intersection, which is the cause of a high number of automobile accidents and injuries along Sand Point Way.  Read more…

Special Edition Beta & Brews: K2 40th Anniversary Celebration - Sept 11

K2 is the second-highest and largely considered to be the world’s most dangerous mountain. Join us to hear behind-the-scenes secrets, unforgettable adventures, and epic tales of near-misses with Jim Wickwire, a summiter on the historic 1978 team, and Steve Swenson, esteemed alpinist, author, and K2 veteran. Read more…

Remembering Mountaineer Stephen Kornbluth

With great sadness we share the news of the passing of Stephen Kornbluth, an active member of The Mountaineers community with our Olympia Branch. He was climbing Dewey Peak in Mt. Rainier National Park with two other Mountaineers on a private climb on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. While descending, Stephen fell. He did not survive the injuries sustained in the fall. Read more…

Join us Sept 6 To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary of the First American Summit of K2

On September 6, 1978, Jim Wickwire and Lou Reichart became  the first Americans to stand on the summit of K2. Soon after, John Roskelley and Rick Ridgeway summited as well. They all did so as part of a team-effort to climb the savage mountain, and we believe this is call for celebration. In partnership with REI Co-op, Vibram, and Magnuson Cafe & Brewery, we're throwing an unbelievable party and we want you there to celebrate with us. Read more…

Meet The Mountaineers + Gear Grab - Sept 24, 2018

Interested in learning how to snowshoe, kayak, or navigate in the backcountry? Want to meet new exploration buddies? Have a gear wishlist a mile long, or have some extra gear you'd like to unload? Come to The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center from 6-8pm on Monday, September 24! RSVP today! Read more…

BeWild: Andrew Mclean, Skiing the 'Alaska Family' - Sept 20

Join us September 20, 2018 to hear from Andrew Mclean, the first person to summit and ski the 'Alaska Family' of peaks Father Denali, Mother Sultanan, and child Mt. Hunter. Read more…

Swimming Holes of Seattle

Summer’s almost here, which means it’s time to put on your bathing suit, mentally prepare yourself for showing your sun-starved skin to the world, and head out to one of Washington State’s many beautiful swimming holes. No matter where you live, you don’t have to go far—there’s over 8,000 lakes and over 70,000 miles of river to choose from. For those of you who live in or near Seattle, here are our favorite swimming holes close to home: Read more…

Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8

Heather Hansen is an award-winning environmental reporter and author. Her book, Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears: 100 Years of the National Park Service, published by Mountaineers Books, won the Colorado Authors’ League General Nonfiction award and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Read more…