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Go on a Matterhorn Hiking Adventure with The Mountaineers!

Are you looking for active adventure travel in exciting new places around the world? You now have a chance to experience adventure in the Alps with other fun and capable Mountaineers, led by an experienced volunteer leader. Read more…

Did You Know? Fall Colors of the Northwest

Although you’ll likely need to bring your rain shell, fall is a great time to hike. The cool air, colorful foliage, and snowcapped mountains are an appropriate sign-off to the glory of summer. Learn about the plants dotting our mountainsides and lighting up our trails, and the best places to see them before winter snuffs out the candle. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Kirk Myers

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to... Read more…

Thirst to Belong

My thirst to belong outdoors started early. I was just in elementary school and I was being bussed across town from one district to another. I didn’t know why at the time, but I did notice that few students looked like me. My new school was awesome. It had everything I could hope for: musical instruments, better playgrounds, rad field tips, and cool teachers. We even had periodic visits from Mr. McFeely from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. My old school paled in comparison. Read more…

Mountaineers Books To Distribute Green Trails Maps

MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS is proud to announce that it has entered a distribution agreement with Green Trails Maps Inc., a 45-year-old publisher of wilderness maps for outdoor recreation. Beginning October 1, 2019, Mountaineers Books will be the exclusive distributor of Green Trails Maps to retail customers.  The distribution agreement is planned as the first step in a future transfer of ownership of Green Trails Maps from the current owners, Alan and Gail Coburn, to The Mountaineers. Read more…

Leader Spotlight: Ginger Sarver

For our Leader Spotlight this month we talked to Ginger Sarver, a volunteer leader with the Olympia Branch who loves hiking and dove head-first into leading stewardship activities with The Mountaineers! Read more…

Improve your leadership and build community!

As a part of our Vision 2022 strategic plan, The Mountaineers is committed to leading innovation in outdoor education. A key component of this initiative is investing in our volunteer leaders, the heart and soul of our vibrant organization. Read more…

A Hiker's Guide to Trail Architecture

Whenever you set out on a trail, take time to appreciate its construction. A a complimentary piece to "Lightly on the Land" published our summer 2019 magazine, here we share some key trail features to look out for courtesy of stewardship expert and Mountaineers Books author Bob Birkby: Read more…

Cocktails for Conservation - A Recap of Our September Rooftop Party

It's always risky to plan an outdoor autumn event in the Pacific Northwest, but our daring paid off on September 25 because we couldn't have asked for better weather. Our Cocktails for Conservation event ran from 5-9pm, giving each attendee exclusive access to Mountaineering Club's rooftop bar and a complimentary drink. Read more…

It’s a match! Mountaineers members make a difference with matching gifts.

Employer matching is making a notable difference with charities across the nation, contributing almost $5 billion to U.S. nonprofits each year. Even with such high participation levels, billions of dollars are left on the table annually. Read more…