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Trail Maintenance with Mountains to Sound Greenway

Seventeen Mountaineers members from our Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, and Foothills branches joined the Mountains to Sound Greenway on August 27 to help disassemble social trails around popular rock climbing crags on the Little Si Trail. The Greenway staff were impressed at the efficiency of our Mountaineers - from hiking to getting work done, they said we took four hours to accomplish what it would take a normal group to accomplish in a full eight-hour day. When Mountaineers get involved, we show up in force! Read more…

Progressive Climbing Education - Developing Good Stewards

We believe we have a responsibility to teach climbers to be good stewards in the mountains. That's why we embarked on a project called Progressive Climbing Education - an initiative to re-think our program design to better meet the needs of the climbing community and better achieve our mission. The first step involved intensive information-seeking, then we took the feedback to simplify our project goals. One of those goals is to "Develop Good Stewards."  Read more…

Volunteers Needed for Gear Grab

Want to hang out with your favorite Mountaineers leaders and staff and meet some new outdoor friends? Read more…

How are Board Members Nominated?

The Mountaineers Board of Directors is responsible for determining the future direction of our organization, controlling finances, making rules, and determining policy for property and programs. To ensure the board is representative of the organization, we've established a 'nominating committee' to help select future board members. Read more…

Mountain Workshops to New Heights

“You guys got me, right?” A student shouts down to her classmates, who are belaying her 50 feet into the air at Camp Long’s high ropes course. Her English is heavily accented, marking her Somalian roots, and the reply she gets from the ground comes from a native Spanish speaker, "Go, climb! You can make it!" Read more…

The Tangible Impacts of Incivility

Incivility is rude or unsociable speech or behavior, like an impolite or offensive content. Experiencing or witnessing incivility in the behavior of others has measurable impacts on us. Using a variety of measurements, professors Christine Porath and Christine Pearson have learned the impacts of experiencing incivility: Read more…

Introduction to Hiking in the PNW - Sept 8 at Mercer Island Library

There's still room in this free and informative two-hour evening seminar, designed for brand new hikers and for people who have hiked before but want an introduction to safe hiking in our major Pacific Northwest hiking areas. The seminar will help you find hikes that suit your interests and capabilities, understand common trail hazards, prepare for hikes with the right gear and clothing, and practice Leave-No-Trace and good trail etiquette so that you protecting our trails and wild places. We'll also provide useful information on permits, where to buy essential gear on a budget, and other valuable resources. Read more…

Sail on the Adventuress September 17

As Mountaineers, many of us have spent the majority of our days roaming the hills, but haven't spent enough time on the waters of Puget Sound!

On Saturday September 17, you're invited to try sailing without any prior experience, at just $45 for our members! You can't find an experience like this anywhere else. Read more…

Progressive Climbing Education - Developing Safe Climbers

We believe we have a responsibility to teach climbers to be safe, efficient, and competent in the mountains. That's why we embarked on a project called Progressive Climbing Education - an initiative to re-think our program design to better meet the needs of the climbing community and better achieve our mission. The first step involved intensive information-seeking, then we took the feedback to simplify our project goals. One of those goals is to "Develop Safe Climbers."  Read more…

Our Parks Adventurers Last Call - Give Today!

 Meet Tatiana. She is a 13-year old at Brettler Family Place, a Mountain Workshops partner since 2012. Read more…