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10 Essential Questions: Felicia Wibowo

For our member profile this week we talked to Felicia Wibowo,  a 24-year member who started climbing and scrambling with The Mountaineers, and now is a leader in kayaking and hiking. If she had a superpower, it would be to control the wind. Read more…

Donor Profile: John Wick

I’m often filled with a sense of gratitude when I start the process of selecting, interviewing and featuring a donor for this column. It the week of Thanksgiving when I wrote this piece, so that feeling of gratitude was amplified and got me thinking about things for which I am thankful. Of course, I’m grateful for the many donors who generously give to the Mountaineers, but I’m also grateful to have a wonderful family. My parents instilled in us a strong work ethic, the value of giving back, and the practices of being thankful, kind and mindful. We belonged to a church so folks modeled many of these qualities, but the concept of giving “time, talent and treasures” was taken to a whole new level when I started working at The Mountaineers. Read more…

Farewell to Martinique: A message from board president Dan Lauren

It’s with sadness that I announce Martinique Grigg has decided to step down from her role as executive director of The Mountaineers August 13.  She has served in this position since December 2009. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Jim Paxinos

For our member profile this week we talked to ... Read more…

The Mountaineers Gets People Moving!

Mountaineers members are active people, and we have the numbers to show it! Simply by looking at the trips our leaders have posted online, our membership has done some serious human-powered travel so far in 2015 - over 72k miles and 22 MILLION feet of elevation gain (and we've got plenty of time for more)!  Read more…

Executive Director Martinique Grigg to leave August 13

Serving as executive director of the Mountaineers for nearly six years has been the high point of my professional career.  I’m pleased we have achieved so much: financial sustainability, significant programmatic advancement, and growth in every part of the organization. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Lisa Johnson

For our member profile this week we talked to Lisa Johnson, a paddle leader who finds adventure in knowing that for now, in this moment, time stands still and nothing else matters. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Tom Madden

For our member profile this week we talked to  Tom Madden, a Sailor who thinks there's nothing better than getting out on the water and sharing the experience of learning to sail with a new student.  Read more…

Olympia Branch Elections - 2015

It is time to elect new officers to replace the Olympia Branch Officer's Committee members whose positions will expire and become vacant. Please join me in voting for our new leaders, and thanking our retiring leaders for their service!  Read more…

Get involved with your local branch!

Our outdoor experiences are organized and led by volunteers based out of seven branches: Read more…