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We're Searching for Our Next CEO

Think back to your first big outdoor goal. How hard the journey appeared at first - how daunting the end goal seemed. But then, through hard work and perseverence, you reached the figurative (or literal) summit and glowed in the sense of your own accomplishment. We've all realized the benefit of a good plan, hard work, and the excitement of accomplishing it.  Well - finding  the next visionary to lead The Mountaineers into the future is much the same. Read more…

Expedition Denali: Bridging the Gap

We have come a long way from the early 1900’s when The Mountaineers advised women to “carry heavy veils to shield their faces from sunburn when on snow” and men used greasepaint to protect their skin. Today, we all wear the same clothes and use the same gear, but you are still more likely to see a man climbing a mountain than a woman. However, the gender gap is decreasing, and the accomplishments of female climbers are now celebrated as proudly as those of their male counterparts. Read more…

The Mountaineers Website Featured

We launched our new website on May 5, 2014. It was a tremendous undertaking and has only improved since its launch. It was just featured on Plone's website as one of their success stories and as a project on Jazkarta's website. Read more…

Land & Water Conservation Fund Expired - What's Next?

As many of our Mountaineers members know, the Land & Water Conservation Fund expired at midnight on September 30th. We were disappointed to hear that not only did the fund expire, but Congress members were not even given the opportunity to vote on the bill - which traditionally has bipartisan support. Although this is not great news for our outdoor community, our efforts were not wasted and the fight is not over. Environmentalists, senators, recreationists, and Mountaineers stepped forward in a big way to protect one of the most important conservation programs. Read more…

Annual Bellingham Fall Rendezvous - Oct 13

Everyone is welcome to join The Bellingham Mountaineers on October 13th at 6pm for our Fall Rendezvous. Read more…

Sherpa Adventure Gear Sample Sale - Nov 20-22

Need some new gear for winter? Come to the Seattle Program Center November 20-22, 2015 to buy some Sherpa Adventure Gear! Read more…

Grizzlies in the North Cascades: Unbearable to ponder or barely a concern?

Like my first love, I’ll never forget my first grizzly bear encounter. It was highly emotional and intense. Short-lived too, but forever etched into my mind. But unlike my first love, I wish to continue my relationship with grizzly bears into the future. Read more…

Tacoma Branch Annual Potluck and Awards Dinner - Saturday, Oct 17, 2015

Our Annual Potluck and Awards Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 17 at 6pm. Please plan to join your fellow Mountaineers for an evening of community and fun! Read more…

Meet The Mountaineers - October 19

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…