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Our National Parks - The Next Chapter

How can we ensure the iconic lands “made for you and me” continue to be the gateway for falling in love with and protecting the natural world? Can our national parks be more inviting and better reflect the rich diversity of America? Will they remain world-class destinations? Can our parks become models for sustainability? Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Chris Spanton

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10 Essential Questions: Amanda Lee

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10 Essential Questions: Geoff Lawrence

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Mountaineers Citizen-Science Leads to Space Travel Program

The recent discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO project has provided a boost of interest in space travel like nothing else since the 2013 budget sequester. This scientific breakthrough has spurred a number of private donations and have officials making plans for manned missions to Mars. Learning from mankind's explorations of earth, the principles of safe mountain travel will be used to ensure the safety of astronauts (who may be traveling at faster-than-light speeds very soon). Mountaineers volunteers have already begun crafting the curriculum.  Read more…

Award Badges Now Online!

If you have been a Mountaineers member for a while, you may have noticed some members with award badges on their profiles. With some recent website improvements, we've made it easier for you to learn about the awards and how you can get one!  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Emily Erickson

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10 Essential Questions: Leone Kraus

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10 Essential Questions: Todd Curtis

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Mountaineers Names New CEO Tom Vogl

Tom Vogl, a Seattle business executive and outdoorsman, has been named CEO of The Mountaineers. The appointment takes place Feb. 29. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Tom Vogl

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10 Essential Questions: Lorna Corrigan

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10 Essential Questions: Michael Telstad

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2015 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards

Everything accomplished by The Mountaineers as an organization can be credited to the efforts of our volunteers. Our courses, trips, youth programs, and advocacy efforts are fueled by  passionate people who are engaged because they want to be, not because they receive financial motivation. Each year we hold a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to recognize these tireless individuals. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Cheryl Talbert

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10 Essential Questions: Anya Zolotarova

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10 Essential Questions: Mike Baker

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Meet The Mountaineers + Gear Grab - January 25

Interested in learning how to snowshoe, kayak, or navigate in the backcountry? Want to meet some 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 6-8:30pm on Monday, January 25! RSVP today! Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Lindsay Fincher

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We did it! 100,000 human-powered miles!

As an organization, The Mountaineers just reached a huge milestone. Our members - through their collective trips - just reached the 100,000 mile mark for the year - the weekend before Christmas (our members registered about 800 miles on Mountaineers.org on 12/19 and 12/20)! That’s a lot of human-powered adventuring in 2015!  This includes 30 MILLION feet of elevation gain over all of our different activities.   Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Christopher Ensor

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10 Essential Questions: Rachel Sadri

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Happy 106th Birthday, Mary Anderson!

On behalf of The Mountaineers, I’d like to wish a very Happy Birthday to our longest standing member: Mary Anderson – a Washington State native, co-founder of REI with her husband Lloyd, one of a handful of Mountaineers instrumental in setting up the climbing course in 1936, and a longtime teacher in the Seattle Public School District. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Steven Yi

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10 Essential Questions: Renee Gangloff

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Thankful for you. For our community.

We're lucky. At The Mountaineers, we've always known the value of natural places to restore our bodies and our spirits. Our outdoor playgrounds offer endless ways to explore and learn and discover and connect. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Hadi Al-Saadoon

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Mountaineers #OptOutside on Black Friday (and every day!)

REI made headlines with their decision to close stores on Black Friday and pay their employees to #OptOutside. We'd like to give them a shout out because like REI, The Mountaineers believes going outside is not just good for your health - but good for your soul.  Read more…

Thank You Veterans!

At The Mountaineers, we know the power of nature to restore our souls and inspire our spirits. Read more…