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Mountaineers Member Info Session - August 17

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…

Word of the Day: Benighted

On a Bellingham Basic Alpine Climb of Horseshoe Peak, the group chose to stay out an extra night at their base camp after returning from their climb. As climbers progress and start attempting longer, more technical routes, it becomes a matter of not if, but when they will be benighted.   Read more…

Summer Camp 2015: Water Week 2

Hello! My name is Adry and I'm the Summer Camp Coordinator. I am so excited to be creating our Summer Camp blog this summer. From August 10-14, the theme here at the Mountaineers will revolve around the water! I'll be posting daily updates so check back for general information, photos, field trip updates, and daily camp reflections. Click here any time to see pictures of our adventures!  Read more…

Perseids Meteor Shower

Look, up in the sky! The Perseids Meteor Shower is coming to a night sky near you.  If you are feeling ambitious, try to catch a meteor -- on camera! Below are tips excerpted from Jennifer Wu and James Martin's Photography Night Sky. Read more…

Conrad Anker back in Seattle for Meru premier this weekend

This weekend Conrad and his teammate Renan Ozturk will be in Seattle on Sunday, August 16 at the Guild 45th Theatre for a special Q & A after the 1:30pm screening of Meru. Read more…

Eldorado Peak - Downclimbing a slab, slipping on a wet spot

On August 24, our team had an accident at the base of the Eldorado glacier during the descent from Eldorado Peak. Thanks to a great team work, and a good amount of luck, we were able to continue to the trailhead without assistance. Read more…

Jennifer Wu: Perseid Meteor Shower

By Jennifer Wu, Photography Night Sky

I wanted to photograph meteors from Olmstead Point in Yosemite, high in the mountains, for more stars in the sky and a good view down a canyon to Half Dome. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Kristina Ciari

For our member profile this week, we talked to our very own Kristina Ciari, Mountaineers' Membership and Marketing Manager. Her spirit of adventure takes her to mountains and crags all over the world - from Alaska to Croatia to Thailand. And as a Turns-All-Year skier of 48 months and counting, she's very familiar with the mountains and volcanos of the Pacific NW.  Read more…

We Want to Send Two of Our Leaders to the Wilderness Risk Management Conference

The National Outdoor Leadership School's (NOLS) 22nd Annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference will be held in Portland this October. The conference is an invaluable source of training and professional development and The Mountaineers would like to send two of its most invested and engaged volunteers. Please consider applying and/or forwarding this opportunity on to the Mountaineer Leader you would love to see bring this information back to our programs! Read more…

Mountaineers Sponsors Volunteers to Attend the WRMC

The National Outdoor Leadership School's (NOLS) 22nd Annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference will be held in Portland this October. The conference is an invaluable source of training and professional development and The Mountaineers are investing in its volunteers by sending four volunteer "ambassadors!" Read more…