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Hiking Party Uses Mountain Rescue Skills

[Mid-week Hike Leader]
Just prior to reaching the summit of Mount Pugh, we encountered a solo hiker that had passed us earlier on the way up. However he was not on the established trail and none of us could see him initially. He asked us to go back where he could see us. Read more…

Former Mountaineers Snoqualmie Lodge property to be sold

At the January 2015 meeting, the Mountaineers Board of Directors announced its decision to seek a buyer for the 77-acre property that was once the site of the historic Snoqualmie Lodge. Read more…

Open House and Adventure Speaker Series

Every 3rd Friday of the month the Tacoma Mountaineers open their doors for  a night of  information and inspiration. Read more…

Announcing Auditions for Mary Poppins & Shrek

For over 100 years, The Mountaineers have kept up the centuries-old tradition of entertaining each other around the campfire. Today, we're proud to put on two productions each summer at our magical Kitsap Forest  Theatre. This summer we're showing two greats: Mary Poppins and Shrek. We hope you'll come out to enjoy the show, and read on to take part in these amazing productions. Read more…

2014 Volunteer Awards

Everything accomplished by The Mountaineers as an organization can be credited to the efforts of our volunteers. Our courses, trips, youth programs, and advocacy efforts are fueled by the passion of people who are engaged because they want to be, not because they receive financial motivation. Each year we host a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to recognize these tireless individuals. Find out which volunteers were honored this year with the Branch Service awards and the organization-wide Leader of the Year and Mountaineers Service Award (there are other awards at the branch level that are not highlighted here but which show how our community can embrace those that contribute to it - at the bottom of this blog, we'd love to hear how different committees and branches choose to thank and recognize their other volunteers).  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Vik Sahney

For our member profile this month we spoke to Vik Sahney, a mountaineer, climber, skier, and  VP of Strategy at REI, about who inspires him and why he volunteers with The Mountaineers. Read more…

Backcountry Film Festival in Bellevue Feb 5!

Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films, ranging from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work, to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions. Read more…

Seattle Naturalists Speaker Series - Feb. 11

The fisher, native to the Olympic range, was trapped to extinction some 80 years ago. In 2008, wildlife biologists began an ambitious project to bring fishers back. Read more…

Avy Awareness Lecture - Feb 5

Not sure if you're heading into potential avalanche territory? Want to know more about the causes of avalanches, pre-trip indicators, and backcountry hazards? Come join us and find out more from an expert in the field. Read more…