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A Conservation BREAKTHROUGH

You’d be hard pressed to miss the invitations and communications over the past couple of months about our Mountaineers BREAKTHROUGH fundraising event on April 11. With an all-star lineup of climbers in the program, you’re probably wondering why we’re writing about it in relationship to conservation. Well, underlying the climbing theme of the evening is the impact story about why anyone should care about The Mountaineers efforts to get people outside – conservation is a primary driver of that story. Read more…

Public Input for Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan

North Cascades National Park, considered the “wild nearby” for its incredible scenery and wildlife, is also at the center of an opportunity being led by the National Park Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and U.S. Forest Service to restore a grizzly bear population. Read more…

Climbing the Sea

The bow rose and fell. At times the water hit against the fiberglass hull to make a low thud noise then frothed and hissed like soda bubbles as it dispersed in white foam around us. Read more…

Volunteers Wanted: Help Us Plan the 2015 Leadership Conference

On December 5, 2015, The Mountaineers will offer another one-day conference to provide professional development for our current and future activity leaders. Last year's event was a tremendous success, with leaders and committee's revitalizing efforts to coordinate their efforts across the organization (you can watch last year's speaker's here). We are looking for people who can help us make this year's program just as rewarding. Read more…

Comcast DOWN! Seattle without phones and internet

Service has returned and we're doing our best to get caught up. Please keep in mind if you emailed us today from 7am-3:30pm your message may not have been delivered.

This morning our employees arrived to discover our computers and phones didn't work. Sounds like vacation - only it was definitely NOT intentional. Read more…

Snap into Spring with The Mountaineers Photography Courses

The Basic Photography courses cover instruction in digital camera operation, exposure settings, quality of light, and composition. The Seattle course has two classroom sessions and an optional half day in the field. 

Seattle is also offering an Introduction to Close-Up Photography which focuses on getting creative and up-close and personal with your photography subject. 

Sign up today and start taking better pictures!

10 Essential Questions: Masako Nair

For our member profile this week we spoke to Masako Nair, a Hiker, Snowshoer, Mountain Biker, and Account Manager from Japan, about what adventure means to her. Read more…

Volunteers for BeWild Speaker Series

Our BeWild 2015 Speaker Series kicks off March 17. We’ve got a great line-up of inspiring speakers: Read more…

Starting off on Sea Kayaking

The Tacoma Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayak Course is scheduled for March 28 – April 19, 2015.  This course is loaded with practical information, hands-on education, introduction to kayak gear and an emphasis on paddling safety.  Read more…