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10 Essential Questions: Tess Wendel

For our member profile this week we talked to Tess Wendel, a Basic grad and Intermediate student who can eat a surprising amount of Phad Thai after a weekend in the mountains. Read more…

Fancy yourself an expert?

People come to The Mountaineers because we are experts in the outdoors – we’ve been doing it for 110 years after all! As one of the oldest volunteer-led clubs in the country, our experience has been documented in the pages of our books and in the memories of our volunteers and members. Now we want to share even more of your personal stories, and we ask you to let us! Read more…

How To: Pick a Tent

Terry Breaux is what you would call an expert camper. He fell in love with the outdoors as a kid the first night he slept in a tent under the stars. He continues to pursue bikepacking expeditions today, always testing gear and seeking ways to create better shelters for outdoor users.  He's been designing tents since 1989, and for the last nine years he's worked at MSR. Now he's spreading his tent knowledge with you. Read more…

Mount Si - Love it or hate it, we need it

No, I am not talking about whether you consider yourself a liberal or conservative. I’m talking about whether you've hiked Mount Si or not. Read more…

Dad Day "Trip Report"

Hope everyone enjoyed Father’s Day! Read more…

Mountaineers Member Info Session - June 29

Meet your fellow Mountaineers and learn more about our programs and activities at this 40 minute information session, and stay after to chat with your fellow members and guests. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Scott Schissel

For our member profile this week we talked to Scott Schissel, a Park Ranger and Mountaineer who loves feeling all the stress melt away while on a long hike or run. Read more…

Donate Gear for Kids!

The Mountaineers runs outdoor programs for youth and adults ages 6-99, and we are committed to improving access to the outdoors for everybody. We rely on donations to provide necessary gear so that participants in our programs are able to enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly. We appreciate you thinking of us! Read more…

How To: Evaluate Self Arrest Skills Without Snow

Due to the record lack of snow this season, we spent weeks trying to figure out how we were going to do FT 7 Hard Snow and Ice Axe Self-Arrest, the final field trip for the Basic Class. Of course, in my infinite wisdom, I volunteered several months earlier to lead this FT because they were one leader short. I had no idea what I was getting into. Read more…

Mountaineering Sisters of Adventure

Ever since we were quite young, the out-of-doors has been an important companion in our games and studies. As we grew older, however, a dream to partake more seriously in the joys and dangers of the wilderness took firm root. When our family moved back to our native Pacific Northwest after living in the rural Midwest and East for a number of years, it began to look like the dream might just become a reality. Read more…