Support a deeper connection to the natural world

New people are drawn to The Mountaineers with each changing season. Our community strives to equip everyone to confidently and responsibly enjoy the lands and waters of the PNW. Your spring donation will engage a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts where everyone can find belonging.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
May 24, 2024
Support a deeper connection to the natural world
Little Si. By Jan Ripplinger.

New people are drawn to our outdoor community with each changing season. Mountaineers programs and books provide resources so everyone has the chance to develop skills to enjoy the lands and waters of the PNW confidently and responsibly. When you support The Mountaineers, you help to engage a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Will you make a spring donation to help people find a deeper connection to the natural world?

Support an inclusive outdoor community

NOM Vantage Nov 2023 2.pngYouth participating in low-impact recreation along with their families during a climbing weekend. 

Youth programs cultivate the next generation of outdoor leaders and advocates. Engaging a community of outdoor enthusiasts involves engaging Mountaineers at all ages through youth camps, after school programs, family programs and partner programs that provide opportunities for youth and their families to experience and care for the outdoors together. These experiences include activities like indoor and outdoor climbing, snowshoe outings, day or overnight hiking trips on public lands, or skills workshops like outdoor cooking or first aid.

Mag Community Center Youth Partner Program.jpgYouth from Magnuson Park Community Center bouldering at the Seattle Program Center.

Youth partner programs provide tailored outdoor experiences to engage young people in outdoor education that may otherwise not be available to them due to historic exclusion, financial barriers, and access to transportation and gear.

Zhihua Hu.jpegA scholarship recipient celebrating at the peak of her graduation climb. Photo courtesy of Zhihua Hu.

Scholarships at The Mountaineers help reduce financial barriers for both youth and adults to access courses or activities such as summer camp, first aid training, glacier climbing, and more. 

Mckenzie Campbell Davies.jpgA volunteer instructor teaching alpine skills at the Seattle Program Center. Photo by Mckenzie Campbell Davies.

Feeling emotionally safe to ask questions, share concerns, and show up as your full self is a key component to successful trips and to finding belonging in the outdoor community. Resources like the Emotional Safety in the Outdoors eLearning course and the Equity & Inclusion Leader Toolkit equip volunteers with skills to create a culture of belonging. 


Get Your Adventure with Purpose Sticker

We envision a world where our adventures extend beyond the reach of our own personal enjoyment and where all people can confidently enjoy and are inspired to protect the natural world.

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Everyone who donates during the month of May* will receive a limited edition Adventure with Purpose sticker. 

The Mountaineers flourish thanks to a culture of giving. Our volunteers and donors give back and pay it forward, empowering others to confidently explore in their own backyards and beyond. We believe we are all connected, to this earth and to each other. Each act of giving strengthens our bonds and deepens our roots. 


*Stickers will be sent to everyone who makes an unrestricted donation of $15 or more during May 2024.

The Mountaineers® is a 501(c)(3) organization supported through earned revenue and elevated through charitable contributions. Our staff work to support our seven branches (Bellingham, Everett, Foothills, Kitsap, Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma), three lodges (Baker, Meany, and Stevens), and our Kitsap Forest Theater. Tax ID: 27-3009280. 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. 


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