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Staying Prepared For the Best Kind of Adventures

Unprepared adventurers, if they’re not lucky, can find themselves struggling out in the dark, under deteriorating conditions — or worse. Perhaps they leave without appropriate clothing or gear. Or they go without being cognizant of weather or available daylight. A few face difficulty because they chose an objective they were not physically ready for. And some expose themselves and others to risk because they decide to continue the climb even though objective information suggests they would be safer turning around or choosing another destination. Read more…

Foothills Branch Seeking Volunteers For Key Leadership and Support Roles

Remember that feeling you got after completing your first Mountaineers hike, backpack, or scramble? “We did it!” Take that exhilaration to the next level, build your team leadership experience and resume, and contribute in a fun, meaningful way to the growth of our exciting programs for adults and families on the Eastside: Serve in a leadership role on our Foothills Branch Council! Read more…

Volunteer to Host PCT Hikers at Stevens Lodge this Summer!

If you love exchanging trail stories or are interested in a mini vacation close to home, we have the perfect opportunity for you. The volunteers who run our  Mountaineers Lodge at Stevens Pass are opening the lodge to Pacific Crest Trail thru hikers, and we need a few more volunteers to commit to staffing Stevens Lodge August 9-September 29. Volunteering at the lodge is a fun way to make new friends, help out the many hikers making the 2,650 mile trek, and soak up the beautiful Cascades peaks surrounding Stevens Pass.  Read more…

Behind the Scenes: Pooping in the Wilderness

By the end of the day, I was finally able to look squarely into the camera and say, “poop” without laughing. Our film team let out a collective sigh of relief. We were officially finished with one of the most challenging storytelling tasks of the Backcountry Impact Series film project: human waste. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Sara Ludeman

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

Behind the Shot | Costa Rican Adventures - Sep 24

The Seattle Photography Committee started the Behind the Shot series last fall with a goal of inspiring others to go on their own photo adventure. These presentations will not only show you gorgeous photos, but will give you information about camera equipment and planning trips. Join us September 24 to explore Costa Rica, and save the date for other upcoming presentations. Read more…

Adventure with Purpose: The Mountaineers 2018 Annual Report

Since our founding in 1906, we have pushed the boundaries of what's possible. United by an appreciation for adventure and driven by a sense of purpose to give back, we've redefined limits, set new standards in outdoor education through volunteer-led courses and award-winning books, and fiercely defended the outdoor experience. Read more…

Trail Tails: Raven

Trail Tails is a special feature showcasing the mutts of The Mountaineers! This month we recognize Raven, owned by Mountaineer Carlanna Livingstone.  Read more…

Twelve Types of Bike Commuters

Everyone knows there are two kinds of people in this world, but did you know there are twelve types of bike commuters? That’s right. Here they are. You might be, or have been, or know someone who is, one of them. Or more of them at once. Or maybe there are more than twelve types. Read more…

Equity & Inclusion Working Sessions: Key Learnings

At The Mountaineers, we believe a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. We aspire to offer outdoor opportunities for ALL, and held two listening sessions in July 2019 to hear your feedback about how we should work to confront our internal systems of inequity.  Thank you to everyone who participated in these sessions. Read more…