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Lend a helping hand

Being outside in the cold intentionally is one thing, but it is quite another if you are homeless. Mountaineers are the kings and queens of gear so if you have old or new equipment that you are able to part with please consider donating today. Read more…

Breakthrough

I remember the first mountain I climbed. Well, climbed is an overstatement — trudged is better. Dragged myself up is even more accurate. Read more…

Banff Film Festival - A Tacoma Tradition

If we bring it, will they come? Eleven years ago, this question plagued Justin Canny, of the University of Puget Sound Outdoor Programs, and me (Jim Feltus, of The Mountaineers, Tacoma Branch). Without knowing the answer, we took a chance and brought the Banff Mountain Film Festival to Tacoma.  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Renee Gangloff

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

Thankful for you. For our community.

We're lucky. At The Mountaineers, we've always known the value of natural places to restore our bodies and our spirits. Our outdoor playgrounds offer endless ways to explore and learn and discover and connect. Read more…

Mountaineers Books Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Are you looking for holiday gifts that will inspire, educate, entertain and delight? Well, look no further than Mountaineers Books. Read more…

Pretty Faces - an interview with Lynsey Dyer

My parents met in Steamboat, CO, where my dad was a ski instructor. They moved to Whitefish, MT, where I was born. A Montanan with a ski-instructor father, I like to joke I basically came out of the womb with ski boots on my feet. Read more…

Free course for new hikers in the PNW!

Our Pacific Northwest is seeing rapid rate of growth. We're welcoming people from all over the country who are moving here to participate in our vigorous economy and enjoy our incredible natural places and outdoor recreation opportunities. Some of our newcomers are experienced hikers but don't know our major hiking areas, permit requirements, and our unique trail hazards and gear requirements. Others haven't hiked before but want to know where to go and how to do it safely. We have a solution for both. Read more…

Buy Textbooks With Your Course Registration

Course instructors may have noticed new fields to course templates recently. A field called "Required Books" was added, along with the existing  "Recommended Books" field, to allow students to buy books in the same transaction as their course registration. Mountaineers Books will capture the order and ship those books directly to the student. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Hadi Al-Saadoon

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