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10 Essential Questions: Margot Tsakonas

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to .... Read more…

Spring/Summer Seattle Photography Committee Activities & Classes

The Seattle Photography Committee is  scheduling activities for the spring and summer. You don't have to be a member of the Photography Committee to sign up for any of these events! Our goal is to combine good photography skills with other Mountaineer activities. Join us! Read more…

Life rises from ash at Mount St. Helens

Even after 34 years, the process of plant recolonization is still going on at Mount St. Helens. To go from moonscape to
forested landscape is a long process, and scientist John Bishop finds it “wondrous.” John, an ecologist and professor at Washington State University’s School of Biological Sciences, Vancouver, has been conducting research at the national monument for 25 years, starting as a grad student. He says his initial focus was evolutionary genetics. What better place to study than a landscape that was almost biblical: it was ripe for any kind of evolution. Read more…

Enhanced Trip Navigation Resources

Climbers, scramblers, hikers, snowshoers are all keen to find good beta for the next adventure. Sometimes a simple, downloadable map customized for the trail or route is enough. Other times we want tracks to follow when traveling in questionable terrain. There is no shortage of private and public collections of maps and tracks online, but we want to make these materials more accessible to you. Read more…

2016 Mountaineers Service Award Winner: Eric Linxweiler

The Mountaineers Service Award is given annually to one volunteer in the entire organization who has contributed to the mission of The Mountaineers in a way that exceeds all expectations. Learn about our 2016 winner Eric Linxweiler. Read more…

Olympia Branch Presents Radical Reels - March 3

The best high-adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to Olympia on March 3, 2017. Join The Olympia Mountaineers as we host Radical Reels! Read more…

How To: Know Your Knots

The Mountaineers may have written the book on mountaineering (literally), but our friends in the UK were climbing mountains and practicing knots with hemp ropes long before we learned to tie our shoes. Thankfully, outdoor lovers like to share! Read more…

Ryan Hudson: Peace. Power. Presence. Perseverance. Positivity.

Last night I had the chance to meet Ryan Hudson and to listen to his presentation at The Mountaineers BeWild Series in Seattle. Ryan was a North Face Ambassador, a youth leader in the program Outdoor Outreach in San Diego and a professional snowboarder based in Alta, Utah. On his first mountain expedition, he rode down Denali after climbing on an expedition with Conrad Anker and Jon Krakauer.   Read more…

Seattle Photography Committee Featured Member - Feb 2017

Name: Lisa Gadeken
Hometown: Seattle
Member Since: 2009
Occupation: Accountant
Favorite Things to Photograph: nature, wildlife, go-karts Read more…

Free Your Heel, Free Your Mind* - A Recap of Everett Nordic Ski Success

For the last four decades, the Everett Branch has offered a Nordic (cross-country) ski course in January and February. This year we carried on the tradition and introduced a new batch of adventurers to the joys of Nordic skiing. Read more…