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Tacoma Mountaineers Basic Climbing Course 2016

If you've dreamed of climbing the great glaciated and rocky peaks of the Northwest, this class is for you! Tacoma's Basic Climbing Course starts in February 2016. Read more…

Final days of a 1 to 1 match to inspire youth. Give today.

With your contribution today you can help say "yes" to more inner-city youth like Kayla who desperately need to experience the benefits of time outside with The Mountaineers.  Read more…

Bad Movie Night - Nov 17

The Mountaineers wore the first skis on Mt. Rainier in 1912. Join us on November 17 to revel in the terrible ways skiing has been portrayed in the movies ever since. The "Arc'teryx Bad Movie Night" is the premiere event you didn't know you wanted, and we're happy to present it to you again! Read more…

50 Years of Wilderness: the past and future of our protected lands

As Mountaineers, we have accessed and experienced some of the most remote areas of this region. Close your eyes and think about where you were on you favorite or most recent trip outdoors. Chances are this trip brought you to some sort of protected land, quite possibly to a federally designated “Wilderness” area, such as the Olympic Wilderness, the San Juan Wilderness, Mount Rainier National Park, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Boulder River Wilderness and more.  Read more…

Fall 2015 Website Improvements

Along with our monthly support for fixing bugs, we continue to make several small improvements to our website. Here are the ones for fall 2015. Read more…

Donor Profile: Rick Kirsten

Anyone who has put together a fundraising gala is likely to agree — the planning phase is type-two fun — enjoyed best in retrospect. Planning this sort of thing is stressful. Ideas, people, logistics. and all the other little details must fall into place. Every step becomes a mini leap of faith. When it all comes together – and the stars align – you’ve created a memorable evening for your guests, while achieving your fundraising goals. The stars definitely aligned for The Mountaineers special event, BREAKTHROUGH: expect the unexpected in April, and we unexpectedly shattered all goals. Read more…

2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

We’re bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to The Mountaineers again! The World Tour features the best mountain films this year, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Dave Perez

For our member profile this week we talked to ... Read more…

Help kids believe in themselves

Angela stood at the base of the climb and anxiously looked up. It was Aki Kurose's final Mountain Workshops session and her last chance to climb to the top of the outdoor wall. Read more…

Renaming and revamping the Basic Navigation Course

You may have gotten a little confused lately browsing for Navigation courses on our website. The traditional "Basic Navigation" course has recently been renamed "Wilderness Navigation" by our Seattle and Tacoma branches. If you're a student or instructor trying to satisfy a Basic Navigation requirement, HAVE NO FEAR: you will still receive the same badge by taking the newly named Wilderness Navigation course. Read more…