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Crag climb next fall in Kalymnos, Greece with Loni Uchytil!

Ever dreamed of climbing a crag over the deep blue Mediterranean and dropping into the warm sun-speckled water? Riding a scooter every day to climb another fantastic 5.8-5.9 face? Check out next fall's Mountaineers rock climbing adventure to Kalymnos Greece led by long-time crag leader Loni Uchytil!  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Tommy Cafcas

For our member profile this week we spoke to Tommy Cafcas, a cyclist, mountaineer, and hiker who signed up for our Basic Climbing Course with a friend and discovered just how fun it can be to practice tying knots in a frigid shower while fully dressed. Read more…

BeWild with Colin Haley: From Shuksan to Cerro Torre

Trying to plan event with an alpinist is like trying to pin a tail on a kite already in the air. You’re generally limited to catching up with them in quick email bursts whenever the weather has turned foul, then you can expect radio silence during any fair weather stretches. Read more…

Seeking Volunteer Videos!

We're in the final stages of creating a short video history of The Mountaineers showing who we are, where we've come from, and what we stand for today. We need one final piece to round out our project: instructional videos from our volunteer leaders! Read more…

2.2 - Book Buying Made Easy

We're proud to announce the integration of our library of Mountaineering literature to mountaineers.org. From our award-winning guidebooks to critically-acclaimed photo books, we have something for everyone who relates with the mission of The Mountaineers! Read more…

Teaching the Natural World to a “City Girl”

I grew up in the city. A fairly large city at that. No more than ten minutes from downtown high-rises. Nature to me was a line of oak trees on a hillside of evenly cut grass. Read more…

No Child Left Inside Alliance

On Monday, March 23, we were excited to return to Olympia with our partners in the No Child Left Inside Alliance to testify in support of Senate Bill 5843. Read more…

Reflecting on Reinhold Messner's Visit to Seattle

It may sound odd, but Reinhold Messner has been inside my head for more than two decades. His deeds, his remarkable introspection, and his sheer productivity set him in a class all his own. In addition to climbing the fourteen 8000-meter peaks, crossing Antarctica and the Gobi Desert on foot, and researching the roots of the Yeti, he has written some sixty books. I’m proud to note that Mountaineers Books has published translations of fourteen of those books, making us his publisher of record in North America.  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Katherine Hollis

For our member profile this week, we take a different approach and introduce you to Katherine Hollis, our conservation and recreation manager. Learn about why she became interested in conservation, and what excites her most about working with The Mountaineers. Read more…

Volunteers Needed: Breakthrough Event Prep!

On April 11, The Mountaineers will be hosting our second fundraising event and dinner to benefit all of our programs. Before this event can occur, we need help with preparation, specifically stuffing registration packets and gift bags. More information is listed below. Read more…