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10 Essential Questions: Chris Williams

For our member profile this week we talked to student, volunteer, and employee Chris Williams  about why he loves learning with The Mountaineers. Read more…

Seattle Branch Council Leadership Opportunities

Every two years Seattle Branch Executive Committee officers are up for election or appointment. Any branch members in good standing are invited to nominate candidates for the two-year positions as noted below. Per Branch Manual policy, an ad hoc committee of Secretary Peter Hendrickson, Hiking Chair Heidi Walker and First Aid Chair Mary Panza are screening nominations. They have extended the deadline for nominations to June 15. Read more…

A Big Day for Elwha River Restoration

As I look out over a plain of rushing water, a pleasant earthy smell permeates the air, hinting surprisingly of sulfur. Read more…

What does it mean to be a Mountaineers leader?

The Mountaineers puts a large emphasis on the importance of leadership, and we encourage our members to become an activity leader and join our vibrant volunteer community. But what does it really mean to be a leader for The Mountaineers, and what is expected of these individuals? Read more…

You gave BIG!

Thank you! We asked you to GiveBIG on May 5th, and you DID. Because of you, we raised over $10,000 for The Mountaineers Programs with The Seattle Foundation! Read more…

Eldorado - The Outcome Could Have Been Very Different

[Climb Leader]
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 TH without assistance. Read more…

National Trails Day Activities 2015

From hiking in the stunning Methow Valley, to trail work in the Darrington area, The Mountaineers does a lot to celebrate National Trails Day.

The Everett Branch partners with the Darrington Ranger district of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the city of Darrington each year for a day of trail work. Read more…

Mountaineers Hosting Nepal Fundraiser - May 16

After growing up in Minneapolis, I moved to Nepal in 2011 to work for a Nepali NGO working in Southern Lalitpur. I moved to Seattle after returning back to the United States and began working for The Mountaineers in January 2015. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Craig Hauser

For our member profile this week we talked to Craig Hauser, a "legacy" Mountaineer who was inspired by his parents to join and return the favor to his future children. Read more…

How To: Slippery Descents

Spring is turning to summer, which means we'll soon have more folks out on the trails and in the hills. Most climbers will probably do conditioning hikes or easier alpine scrambles to get started, but even on these easier outings, mishaps can occur. Here are some pointers to stay safe out there. Read more…