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Impact Giving: How Year-End Appeals Support The Mountaineers

It may come as no surprise that the high-holiday season is one of the largest fundraising opportunities of the entire year. Through generosity, goodwill, and a strategic reduction in taxes, many people are thinking about their personal philanthropy during this time. In fact, more than 26% of Mountaineers donors choose to make a gift during the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Read more…

2019 Recap: A Year In Review

Volunteerism is at the core of The Mountaineers mission. Everything we accomplish is the result of volunteer initiative, and our "flavor" here in the PNW is that of a vibrant volunteer-driven community. We often say that volunteers are our "secret sauce", and that's more true than ever as we enter a new decade of adventure. Read more…

There is still time to make a difference in 2019

Together, we are a powerful voice for the outdoors because we are anchored by our shared values of adventure, education, volunteerism, community, and advocacy. We know that meaningful change does not happen without a strong community, and engaging our community to connect with and protect the outdoor experience is something we can’t do alone.  Read more…

Vision 2022 Progress Update: A Two Year Look At Our Strategic Plan

Each year we host a Leadership Conference to support our volunteer leaders. Leadership is as much an art as it is a skill, and the best outdoor leaders are always working to refine their leadership. And The Mountaineers are working to refine our leadership as well. Here's an update on our Vision 2022 strategic plan I shared with the attendees of our conference: Read more…

Leader Spotlight: John Gilbert

For our Leader Spotlight this month we talked to John Gilbert, a volunteer leader with the Foothills Branch who loves both close-to-home and more remote adventures. He has hiked Tiger Mountain more than 100 times, and is also working his way through the Rainier 100! Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Komal Sanjeev

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to... Read more…

Last Chance for Gift Memberships at 25% off!

December 23 is the last day to order your holiday gift membership at 25% off. Join today to connect, explore, share, learn, protect, and pass it on! Read more…

Our Strength Lies in Our Community

In July 1984, my dad climbed Mount Rainier and dedicated the climb “to his unborn daughter” in the summit log. His love of the mountains would soon be infused into my life forever. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Hannah Tennent

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to... Read more…

We Drank Straight From the Lake!

Do you remember when you first fell in love with the outdoors? As the middle of five children growing up on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire in the 70s, I was encouraged to play outside all day. The water was so clean that we drank straight from the lake. I realized from a young age the importance of having close access to the outdoors for body and mind. Read more…