The Mountaineers Gear Library

Learn more about our new Gear Library and how you can get involved, and join us for our next training on April 8!
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
March 14, 2019

The Mountaineers’ Gear Library is deeply committed to helping the next generation explore the outdoors. Since launching in August 2018, we have partnered with local youth-serving agencies in a joint effort to increase access and to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors.

Want to get involved? Our next Gear Library Orientation is April 8th.

What is a Gear Library?

Our Gear Library is two-fold:

  1. Activity Specific Training. We've partnered with the Washington Trails Association (WTA) to provide activity-specific training for adventuring outside with youth participants. WTA offers hiking, car camping, backpacking, and snowshoeing leadership trainings.
  2. Access to Gear. Our Gear Library has a vast range of clothing and boot sizes, from Youth Size 8 - Adult XXXL. We also have outdoor gear for hiking, car camping, backpacking, and snowshoeing.

A Successful Launch

Since our launch in August 2018 we are proud to say that over 200 individual youth participants have adventured outdoors with our gear. There has been a lot of snowshoeing and exploring national parks. We can't wait for spring -  warm weather hiking, car camping, and backpacking trips!

Get Involved

Are you interested in taking your youth group outside? If you are a youth leader or work for a youth organization, we're here to help!

Visit our Gear Library page or read our last Gear Library blog for more information.