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Announcing Colin Haley: Expect the Unexpected April 11th

When we told you to Expect the Unexpected on April 11, we weren't joking. Now that you know we're welcoming Alex Honnold as our special guest for the evening, we'd like to announce he'll be joined by a friend of his who also happens to be a Seattle native and world renowned alpinist -  Colin HaleyRead more…

Olympia Branch Stewardship Advocacy

Olympia Branch Members Jim French, Greg Lovelady, Ginger Sarver, Richard Geier, Carla Jonientz, Mike Riley, Regina Robinson, Curt Rosler, and John Sisco  took it upon themselves to make sure that The Mountaineers' presence was felt with our state legislators at the Big Tent Rally Day on February 24th, 2015. The Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition is an umbrella organization formed to highlight the importance of our state’s outdoor recreation sector in enhancing Washington’s economy and its reputation for healthy and active living. Our Olympia Branch volunteers "did us proud!" Read more…

How To: Training with Back-to-Backs for Backpacking Trips

When getting ready for a multi-day adventure, the best way to train is through “back-to-back” weekend outings. Carry a weighted pack, two days in a row, while training and your backpacking, climbing, scrambling or sea kayaking adventures will be that much more comfortable, so you can focus on the scenery rather than your muscles. Read more…

Happy 103rd Birthday Wolf Bauer!

On behalf of The Mountaineers, I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to one of our longest standing and most distinguished members: Wolf Bauer - pioneer, first-ascensionist, champion skier, sea kayak course and boat innovator, founder of Seattle Mountain Rescue Council, and esteemed conservationist.  Read more…

Alex Honnold - Fred Beckey - Expect the Unexpected April 11

Last week we asked you to save the date for our special gala event on April 11. We even hinted that you should 'Expect the Unexpected'.  Read more…

Announcing #OurPNW Photo Contest Winners

In January, we asked you to share what living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest means to you in the #OurPNW photo contest. Using social media, you submitted photos showing how you enjoy #OurPNW, and told us why you like to get outside in the photo caption. Read more…

Mountain Workshop Aki Kurose Volunteer Instructor

Aki Kurose Middle School is located in the Rainier Valley Neighborhood. It is extremely diverse communities of students with over 50% of the youth receive free or reduced lunch. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Susan Myers

For our member profile this week we spoke to Susan Myers, a birder, hiker, backpacker, and photographer, about who inspires her and why she gets outside with The Mountaineers. Read more…

BeWild: Paddling the Columbia with John Roskelley - March 17

Why would a legendary mountaineer paddle all 1200 miles of the Columbia River and then write a guidebook about it? Read more…

Seattle Alpine Scramble Course

The 2015  Seattle Alpine Scramble Course is about to kick off with two workshops. March 2nd in Seattle and March 10th in Redmond. This excellent Mountaineering Course will prepare you for pretty much everything. Read more…