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Leader Resources Seminars - Fall 2016

There have been lots of great improvements in leader support over the past few years, so whether you’re a new or seasoned leader, we want to make your life easier by making sure you know what resources are out there for you. Staff will be on tour hosting informational seminars that are certain to be exciting and useful, and make it easier for you to lead trips and courses. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Ida Vincent

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

Experience Autumn in the North Cascades at Baker Lodge

Autumn has come to the North Cascades which means primo hiking conditions and beautiful reds and oranges and yellows on the trails. Enjoy time outside and less time driving with a 1-2 night stay at our very own Baker Lodge.  Read more…

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…