The Mountaineers Gear Library Orientation Signups

Learn more about our Gear Library and how you can get involved! We have virtual orientations coming up on December 3rd and January 12th.
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March 14, 2019

COVID-19 Fall Update: We are currently open for group lending. We have new protocols for quarantining and sanitizing gear so that we can be sure we are providing safe experiences for our community.  We are also doing all of our gear library orientations online. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at   

For information about The Mountaineers response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, visit our COVID-19 webpage

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? Email us at 

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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. The Mountaineers offers a cross-country ski training. 
  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 1000 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!

  • Step 1: Attend a Mountaineers Gear Library Orientation. We have virtual orientations coming up on  December 3rd and January 12th
  • Step 2: Gain experience leading people outdoors! This can mean either completing a WTA Outdoor Leadership Workshop or becoming a Mountaineers leader, if you aren't already.
  • Step 3: Check out gear!

Visit our Gear Library page for more information.

Email us!

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