The Mountaineers Gear Library Orientation Signups

Learn more about our new Gear Library and how you can get involved at our next online orientation on April 15th!
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March 14, 2019

COVID-19 update: For the safety of our community, the gear library will cease lending gear until April 24th. However, you can still learn about the library and get ready to use it! Attend an online orientation on April 15th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at  gearlibrary@mountaineers.org. For information about The Mountaineers response, 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? Attend an online gear library orientation on April 15th. Our next in-person Gear Library Orientation is currently scheduled for  April 29th

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!

  • Step 1: Attend a Mountaineers Gear Library Orientation. You can attend an online one on  April 15th. Our next in-person orientation is schedule for April 29th
  • 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 or read our last Gear Library blog for more information.

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