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Film review: Meru

Your hands will sweat, your heart will race, and you’ll leave inspired to tackle your mountain goal. This is just how my son, Cap, and I felt after seeing Meru. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: John Rollins

For our member profile this week we talked to ... Read more…

Meet The Mountaineers + Gear Grab - Sept 21

Interested in learning how to snowshoe, kayak, or navigate in the backcountry? Want to meet some new exploration buddies? Have a gear wishlist a mile long, or have some extra gear you'd like to unload? Come to The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center from 6-8:30pm on Monday, September 21! Read more…

Scouts' Mantra - Be Prepared!

A number of small incidents on a hike to Lake Serene perfectly illustrate the need for the Ten Essentials. Read more…

The Subtle Joys of Autumn

Autumn in the Pacific Northwest can be a circle of sun and ice. Mornings of frost-coated leaves melt into blazing sunny days. You may start the day piling on layers of fleece and down, only to find yourself in one short-sleeve shirt by mid-afternoon.  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Ruthie Wessendorf

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Obama's Visit to Alaska

Obama's historic three-day trip to the state of Alaska really kicked off before he arrived, when he restored the name Denali for Alaska's highest mountain. On the ground, he has met world leaders at a  climate change conference in Anchorage, and dropped in on a reality survival show. Read more…

The Fall

Thursday, July 12, 2012. 

It could have been the last day of my life. In fact, I’m still a little surprised it wasn’t. There are certain events that occur in one’s life, to which it’s hard not to attribute supernatural meaning. It being the day before Friday the 13th, I’ve thought perhaps that Thursday was contaminated by the misfortune of its notorious neighbor. I’ve also caught myself half-believing in guardian angels, and, while contemplating other close calls, have wondered whether the Universe is out to kill me, and if so, why it hasn’t succeeded.  Read more…

Board of Directors Election 2015

The Mountaineers Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following board endorsed candidates to the membership for consideration in the upcoming Board of Directors elections: Chloe Harford, Kara Stone, Steve Swenson, and Tom Varga. Each of these candidates is eager to serve The Mountaineers, and possesses the professional skills and personal commitment needed to further The Mountaineers' mission.  Read more…