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Meet Our Parks | Your Adventure's Caitlin O'Brien

Meet Our Parks | Your Adventure's Caitlin O'Brien. Together with her brother Colin O'Brien, she will climb the Grand in Grand Teton National Park in under 24 hours, all in support of The Mountaineers Youth Programs.  Read more…

Bad Movie Night - Aug 18, 2016

The Mountaineers pioneered alpine climbing in North America. Join us on August 18, 2016, to revel in the terrible ways climbing has been portrayed in the movies ever since. The "Arc'teryx Bad Movie Night" is the premier event you didn't know you wanted!  Read more…

How The Mountaineers Helped Create The Olympic National Park

In The Mountaineers: A History, longtime Mountaineers President Edmond Meany summed up the club’s mission in the 1910 annual: “This is a new country. It abounds in a fabulous wealth of scenic beauty. It is possible to so conserve parts of that wealth that it may be enjoyed by countless generations through the centuries to come… This club is vigilant for wise conservation and it is also anxious to blaze ways into the hills that anyone may follow.” Read more…

How To: Run Effective Volunteer Meetings

Most Mountaineers are not members because they love meetings (apologies to those of you who do!). But since meetings are necessary to run the programs we offer, let's focus on making them more effective, efficient, and enjoyable! Volunteering should be FUN.  Read more…

Rainier Infinity Loop Success & A Matching Gift Challenge

On Saturday, July 23, Adventurers Gavin Woody and Ras Vaughan set off to complete the Mount Rainier Infinity Loop: climbing Rainier twice and running the Wonderland Trail in both directions. Ninety-nine hours and seven minutes after setting off, Gavin and Ras completed the unsupported adventure to raise funds for The Mountaineers youth programs, covering 120 miles and 40,000 vertical feet. Read more…

Photography Road Trip to SW Washington

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I lead photography trips that have minimal walking until I get my knees replaced (which should happen in the next year!). Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Evan Moses

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

Meet Our Parks | Your Adventure's Leone, Rebecca, and Finleigh

Meet Our Parks | Your Adventure's Finleigh (Finn). Together with her parents, Rebecca and Leone, Finn's got big adventures up her little sleeves.  Read more…

Mt. Baker Fall Colors Photography Weekend - Sept 23-25

The Photography Committee invites you to their annual Mt. Baker fall colors weekend.  Read more…

The Battle Against Confirmation Bias & False Confidence

As Leaders in the outdoor industry, we must always remember the importance of being open to new information, re-evaluating our plans in light of new conditions, and avoiding overconfidence that can lead to mistakes. Read more…