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Join Us For the Fourth Annual Leadership Conference!

The Mountaineers Leadership Conference is a one-day conference held on Saturday, December 2 at the Seattle Program Center in Magnuson Park. It is an engaging and exciting day of leadership development for you - our community of outstanding leaders - and we hope that you're able to join us! Read more…

Leader Spotlight: Rodica Manole

For our Leader Spotlight this month we talked to Rodica Manole, a volunteer with the Everett Branch who encourages her fellow women to step into leadership roles because you’re more ready than you think you are. Read more…

Vision 2022 Progress Update: Online Survey and Town Hall Outcomes

In May of this year, we kicked off the strategic planning process for Vision 2022 - our plan to carry us into the next 5-years and beyond. Participation from members of our community has been terrific and it's critically important to this process. Our strategic priorities have been directly influenced by feedback from our community.  Read more…

An Ode to Volunteerism

In the process of writing a recent blog on committee volunteerism, I shared an email conversation with John Dunlap from the Olympia Branch about volunteering with The Mountaineers. John is a five year member who supports several committees, including Olympia’s Scrambling and Sea Kayaking Committees. When I asked John about his experience supporting committee work and volunteering with The Mountaineers, his response took me by surprise - in a very good way. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Dick Hayek

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

Foothills Leader Spotlight: Karen Wallace and Nancy Temkin

Our branch wants to give a big shout out to Karen Wallace and Nancy Temkin, two fairly new hike leaders who have really gone the extra mile during 2017 to bring beginner hikers out on the trail and instill a love of outdoor adventure. Your hard work is huge asset to the Foothills community. Thank You! Read more…

Remembering Tacoma Mountaineer Ben Miller

The Mountaineers lost a good friend and great person when Ben Miller passed away on June 12, 2017, following a 2+ year battle with brain cancer. Read more…

Vote Now! Board of Directors Election 2017

As a volunteer-led organization, The Mountaineers continue to depend on initiative and leadership from our volunteers and we are humbled by the service provided by board and branch directors. Now is the time to vote for next year's leaders. As a member, your participation in our election process is valuable! Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Mark Cole

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

Mountaineers Breakfast: Mission Accepted

If you were one of hundreds of Mountaineers who woke up early on Wednesday to join us for our second annual fundraising breakfast, Thank You! This early morning adventure to downtown Seattle brought hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts together to celebrate and champion our public lands. The messages shared inspired us with renewed commitment to protect our wild places. As our CEO Tom Vogl said: Read more…