Sharpen your Skills. Save your Life.

From knowing how to travel on glaciers or tie proper knots, Mountaineers Books publish a wide range of instructional guide books that detail best practices, expert techniques, and safety tips for human-powered outdoor activities. Professional guides, outdoor educators, instructors, volunteers, and weekend warriors around the globe use our guidebooks to further develop and advance their outdoor skills.
Helen Cherullo Helen Cherullo
Publisher, Mountaineers Books
May 17, 2019

The key to having fun in the backcountry is having the skills and knowledge to get home safely.

From knowing how to travel on glaciers or tie proper knots to building an emergency snow cave or trusting a cam, Mountaineers Books publish a wide range of instructional guide books that detail best practices, expert techniques, and safety tips for human-powered outdoor activities. Professional guides, outdoor educators, instructors, volunteers, and weekend warriors around the globe use our guidebooks to further develop and advance their outdoor skills.

Last fall, Mountaineers Books published the 3rd Edition of Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrainby renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper. Ski patrollers and winter-sport educators across the country—from the Alaska Range to the Cascades to the Rockies to the White Mountains—rely on Staying Alive to provide the knowledge and skills for anyone headed into the backcountry.

For example, The Medicine Bow Nordic Ski Patrol (MBNSP) uses Staying Alive for instructor development in all their Avalanche Level 1 classes. “We’ve used Staying Alive as the primary reference for our classes, beginning with the first edition. In this third edition, human factors are the main focus of the book and influenced our curriculum as well. We appreciate the new focus on simple snow tests for evaluating snow stability,” shares Dr. Ranie Lynds, Adjunct Professor at The University of Wyoming and member of the MBNSP. “The book is a pleasure to read, not only for avalanche nerds, but the students appreciate too. In fact, we insist that they have a copy of the book to take the class because it will be a tool they can use the rest of their lives.”

No matter if you’re skiing Mount Baker or overnighting at Camp Muir, you can count on Mountaineers Books to teach you how to stay safe, have fun, and return home happy and healthy.

Today, Mountaineers Books has more than 800 titles in print that empower our outdoor community—locally and beyond—to explore, learn, and conserve. As a donor, you make it possible for us to publish texts that continually uphold the importance of quality outdoor education so that we can stay in the business of making a difference—for all people and all places.

Would you join us with a gift today to support our mission to publish books that celebrate the freedom and generosity of a life outdoors? As a thank you for your support, all gifts of $100 or more will be 100% matched by the generosity of Rich and Martha Draves, up to $10,000!

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Thank you again for making it possible to get lost in an adventure with Mountaineers Books.

With gratitude,

 

 

Helen Cherullo, Publisher
Mountaineers Books
An independent, nonprofit publisher since 1960

P.S. All month long, we are featuring books that inspire connection to wild places and provide education that help us to get outside safely and responsibly, from Day Hiking Snoqualmie, Caribou Rainforest, Thirst, Scraps Peels and Stems, and We are The Arctic. If you missed your chance to make a gift, we have extended the opportunity to match up to 20 donations of $100 or more. Pledge your gift today!