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Risk Management Review - Meet Our Consultants

In mid-July, at the direction of the board, CEO Tom Vogl signed a contract with Outdoor Safety Institute (OSI) to conduct a risk management review of Mountaineers programs. This affirms our ongoing commitment to safety and ensures our programs and trips are conducted in the most professional manner possible.  Read more…

Meet Our Parks Adventurer Mary Hsue

Meet Our Parks | Your Adventure's Mary Hsue. She plans to hike to a peak in each of Washington's 3 National Parks to inspire others to donate to support the next generation of adventurers and stewards of our public lands.  Read more…

Paddler's Development Weekend - September 23-25, 2016

Each year, Mountaineers kayakers come together to attend the advanced clinics sponsored by the Seattle Kayaking Committee at Deception Pass. Staying at the Environmental Learning Center at Cornet Bay, Mountaineers paddlers attend two full days of clinics that teach skills such as advanced paddle strokes, incident management, on-the-water navigation, introduction to moving and dynamic waters, and more! Being so close to the waters of Deception Pass for an entire weekend allows time for paddlers to spend more time learning skills and to connect with each other.  Read more…

The Rise of Tech in Seattle and its Impact on our Natural Lands

My wife and I moved to Seattle nearly three years ago from Brooklyn, New York. It took us less than a year to decide to make Seattle our forever home. For outdoor lovers like us, how could we not? In under an hour on any given day, we can be on the trails headed to our campsite, in the mountains getting ready for a day of snowshoeing, or on the water in a kayak. Read more…

Mountains to Sound Greenway Comes to Life for Congressional Staffers

On August 15, The Mountaineers and other outdoor leaders were joined by Congressional staffers for a hike showcasing the Mountains to Sound Greenway: the scenic 1.5-million acre corridor  stretching from the Seattle waterfront to Ellensburg, WA.  Read more…

From Kilimanjaro to Rainier

On their second summit traverse of Mt. Rainier as part of the history-making Rainier Infinity Loop, Adventurers Gavin Woody and Ras Vaughan met Hakim and his two daughters on the Muir snowfield. Eight year-old Aisha and 5 year-old Anisah were joining their dad on their first hike to Camp Muir after years of hiking around the base of the mountain. Raised at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Hakim grew up hiking and climbing. He loves the mountains and wants his daughters to love them too.  Read more…

Olympia Photo Contest - 2016

Olympia Branch Members: we want your BEST - Photos that is! We're hosting a photo contest and we can't wait to show off your great photography skills to our community. Follow the instructions below to submit photos in one of 11 categories to win recognition and eternal bragging rights. Read more…

Bringing the Wild Inside

How do you bring the wild inside? This was one question  the Burke Museum and Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books, tackled as they worked together to create a museum exhibit about Washington's North Cascades, based on our 2014 title about this spectacular natural region. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: James Henderson

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

Weekend Photography Trip to Central Washington

I led a photography trip to central Washington to photograph abandoned buildings/ghosts towns and the starry sky. I was excited for this trip, because I had never tried to photograph the night sky and stars before. I also like taking pictures of old buildings. Read more…