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10 Essential Questions: Rena Chinn

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

Results: 2016 Board of Directors Election

We're pleased to present you with the outcome of our most recent election:  Read more…

Additional Seattle Banff Tickets on Sale

If you haven't bought your ticket yet for this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showing in Seattle, fantastic news: we've upgraded to a larger auditorium on Wednesday, December 7! Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 4 at 10am! Read more…

A Rich Feast in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Snapping awake sometime before dawn, I extracted myself from sleeping bag and tent as quietly as possible so as not to awaken my tentmate. Snuggling in down parka, alpaca cap and mittens, I found a perch on a rock in the front row of the sunrise light show over the Cordillera across the deep gorge below. Read more…

Inspiring Future Leaders

The first ever Northwest Youth Leadership Summit was held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at our Seattle Program Center. Working with more than 30 partner organizations, we brought together 120 youth from around the PNW for a day of leadership and learning, plus we enjoyed a surprise visit from Sally Jewell! Read more…

Climbing: The Unbreakable Bond

As author Simon McCartney recovers from a climb plagued by altitude sickness, hypothermia, crevasses, avalanche, and famine, a doctor tells him, “I don’t understand what drives guys like you to do what you do.” Read more…

How to #OptOutside this Thanksgiving

Last year REI made headlines with their decision to close stores on Black Friday and pay their employees to #OptOutside. At The Mountaineers, we couldn't love this decision more. Like REI, we believe going outside is not just good for your health - but good for your soul.  Read more…

Progressive Climbing Education - Presenting Alternatives

We've spent the past five months in an intensive discovery process, gathering input from folks within our climbing committees at all branches, from leaders in our climbing community, and from folks in our local climbing communities who may not be associated with The Mountaineers. We've learned a lot and highly value the input we've received from our community! To learn more about the discovery process, check out this blog. Read more…

Hiking in the Rain - Without Pain

Can you really have a successful hike through a waterlogged day or weekend? Sure — if you have the right attitude, and if you keep your gear dry. Read more…

Meany Lodge Committee Positions Open + Snow Cat Transport

Meany Lodge is looking to fill several committee postions that will put you at the heart of one of The Mountaineers most vibrant communities.  Read more…